Features and Interviews
Interview with fellow Parthian poet Rhian Elizabeth for her takeover of the Parthian blog – September 2018
"I love Swansea, and I’m fiercely proud of it as my hometown. However, I hadn’t realised that it had such a large presence in the collection until both Emily Blewitt and Joe Dunthorne mentioned it in their blurb quotes. I suppose the danger of writing about a specific place, especially one that isn’t that well known in worldwide terms, is that you’ll be dismissed as a ‘local poet’. But I think as long as readers can recognise something in that place you depict, even if they don’t know it intimately themselves, then the poem can travel."
Read the rest of the interview on the Parthian Books website
Blog post written for the Hay Festival's International Writers' Blog – June 2017
"The last time I performed on a Bank Holiday Monday, I was 14 years old and 'first saxophonist' in Morriston Concert Band. This lofty position as lead on the reed wasn’t based on ability (I could barely read sheet music, and mimed playing along to most of the band’s repertoire), but instead on the simple fact that I was the only saxophonist. Looking back, I realise my old band mates were very kind, as it must have been painfully clear that the saxophone part was missing from many of our songs."
Read the rest of the blog post on the Hay Festival website