Poetry, Magic and Motherhood

The Hexing Circle: International Poetry Magic There’s no denying the current global pandemic caused by Covid-19 has been a real buzzkill. We’ve been trapped indoors, unable to socialise with our closest friends and family for months, to travel outside of our local communities, or even to spend time outdoors without restriction. As a new mother,…

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass: Book Announcement

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass: Book Announcement I am delighted to announce that The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass, a collaborative pamphlet I have been working on alongside Natalie Ann Holborow, will be published by Black Rabbit Press as a beautiful limited edition paperback, paper cut cover edition, as well as by Infinity…


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MARI ELLIS DUNNING’s poems and short fiction can be found in recent and upcoming editions of Banshee Lit Mag, New Welsh Reader and The Lampeter Review, amongst others. Her debut poetry collection, Salacia (Parthian), was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2019. The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass was published in 2020. Mari is a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University, where she is writing a historic novel set in 16th century Wales, exploring the relationship between accusations of witchcraft, the female body and reproduction/fertility. She lives on the west coast of Wales, in Llan-non, with her husband, their newborn son and their dog.
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