We are honoured to announce the shortlist for Wales Poetry Award 2019. Download and read the winning poems on our website.
‘As the years roll by I feel I am no longer waiting at a dried-up riverside, instead I’m slowly metamorphosing into the river, and that is as much as I can hope for.’ Since discovering the mental landscape existed over a decade ago I’ve realised how important it is to cultivate this space when creating….
‘See if the draft poem has thematic and technical substance or throw it away. Subject it to all the tests you can think of.’ In September’s instalment of ‘How to write a poem’ Frances Presley shares her lovely and instructive wisdom for approaching a poem: 1. Write a sequence of poems with a theme and…
We kick off 2018 with the marvellous poet, Ailbhe Darcy, on how she writes a poem: First, invest monstrously in your own personal mythology. Novelists build a fictional world for the space of a volume or several volumes, but the poet builds a fictional world across an entire life. Then, disagree. A poem is a disagreement….