Poetry Mentoring Scheme 2019

I’m excited to be teaming up with Laura Wainwright & Lizzie Kemball to share ideas & advice under this new mentorship scheme.

Hecuba’s Grief: musings on my time at Hay

Hecuba’s Grief: musings on my time at Hay Last month, I attended Hay Festival as part of the Writers at Work scheme. I had the most amazing time, learned from some truly inspiring writers, made invaluable connections and came home with a suitcase full of books. I’ve always written about marginalised characters, primarily women, and…

In Conversation with Black Bough Poetry

The lovely people at Black Bough Poetry asked me a few questions for a Twitter interview. I love how it turned out! Thanks to editor Matthew Smith & guest reader Katie Stockton for asking such great questions which really got me thinking! I’d encourage anyone to send a piece in to Black Bough – it’s a…

Wales Book of the Year Readings: Poetry

In the run up to the Wales Book of the Year ceremony, Literature Wales are releasing videos created by Cwmni Da, of the actors Rhodri Siôn and Catrin Mara reading from the titles shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award. My poem, ‘Cariad,’ is featured in the video below, read beautifully by Rhodri Siôn: For more…

Free readings at Hay Festival 2019

On Saturday 25th May, a whole host of writers from the Writers at Work cohort (past and present) will be reading at Hay Festival, at an open event held in the Writers at Work tent.

What I’m Working On: Short Stories

What I’m Working On: Short Stories I was lucky enough to spend a week at Tŷ Newydd recently, as part of 2019’s Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme. During my time there, speaking with mentor Katherine Stansfield, (who taught at Aberystwyth University during my time as a student) as well as the other mentees, helped me to…

Interview in The Cardiff Review: New Welsh Writers

“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it),” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass I recently spoke with Jake Gillingham of The Cardiff Review as part of their New Welsh Writers series. The answers I gave to his questions made me realise that I need to…

The Crunch Issue 10

I loved being part of multimedia magazine The Crunch’s last issue of 2018. Curators Adam Sillman, Rhys Owain Williams and Richard James Jones asked me to join them for a chat about my debut poetry collection on a blustery Winter evening before Christmas, and we recorded the podcast instalment of Issue 10 of The Crunch….

What is a Poetry Pamphlet?

With the deadline of The Rialto‘s Poetry Pamphlet competition looming (31st December 2018), I got to thinking about what exactly a poetry pamphlet entails. How long is a poetry pamphlet? How does it differ from a collection? How should you go about putting one together? And where can you submit it once it’s ready? WHAT IS A…