I'm reading at an event celebrating Mission Gallery's 40th anniversary this Saturday. The event will also feature poetry from Richard James Jones, David Thomas and Rian Jones, and jazz from The Three Divas.
The event starts at 6pm, and entry is priced at £5. You can find out more by going to the Facebook event page:
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing these three excellent pamphlets for Poetry Wales. The full review is in the Summer 2017 issue, out now.
Sunday evening poetry editing. Quote on the chalk globe is an abridged piece of @markblayney advice. Biscuits are chocolate digestives.
Yesterday I read some of my poems at Parthian's 'Carnival' pop-up bookshop, alongside fellow Cheval writers Rhian Elizabeth, Durre Shahwar and Philip Jones (who also played a solo set of songs by his band Dusty Cut). I strongly urge you to look them all up.
The Carnival bookshop is located in Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff, and is open all of next week too. Take a look at the Facebook event for more info about their Festival of Bad Ideas:
My poem 'The Walk to Work' has been included in the latest Cheval anthology, published by Parthian. Cheval is the anthology of the Terry Hetherington Award, which has become known as one of the most significant awards for young writers in Wales. Now in its 10th year, the award was set up in memory of the Welsh poet Terry Hetherington, who died in 2007.
It was lovely to read at the launch of the anthology in Swansea last Friday, where I met many of the wonderful people associated with the award. I was also pleased to be reading alongside my fellow Hay Festival Writers at Work Rhian Elizabeth and Philip Jones. Perhaps the highlight of the night, though, was being drawn by the supremely talented Siôn Tomos Owen. Thanks Siôn!
You can order a copy of Cheval #10 from Parthian's website: parthianbooks.com
Edit: A review of the Cheval launch has since been published by Wales Arts Review. Read that here: walesartsreview.org/cheval-10-spoken-word-night
Enjoyed watching West End vs. Llanelli at Pryderi Park tonight. As a Swansea City fan, I'd forgotten what it's like to watch a live football match and not feel like I'm about to explode.
I've been a Popshot reader since their first issue, so I'm really happy to have a poem published in their latest. Thanks to editor Jacob Denno for choosing it, and to the talented Zach Meyer for the accompanying illustration.
Originally focused on poetry alone, Popshot relaunched in 2012 with the strapline 'The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing' to include short stories and flash fiction. Each issue is centred on a theme, with illustrations accompanying each piece of writing. The theme of Issue #17 is 'Future'.
Pick up a copy of the Future Issue at popshotpopshot.com