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.

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…

The Lonely Crowd – Issue 6

I’m delighted to have 3 poems featured in Issue 6 of The Lonely Crowd. ‘A mind; shifting,’ ‘Oystermouth,’ and ‘Reaching’ are all intimately personal poems which I am pleased to be able to share. Buy a copy of the anthology, read my thoughts on the composition of the poems, or listen to them read aloud…

An interview with Rhian Elizabeth

“Poems, for me, are like scars you don’t have to wear around.”  Rhian Elizabeth is a young writer from the Welsh valleys with a unique and gripping voice. Poignant as as it is witty, her debut novel Six Pounds Eight Ounces was released to much critical appraise by Seren in 2014. I was fortunate enough to meet…

Persi’r Arth Pompom Addasiad Cymraeg / Welsh Adaptation

OEDDECH CHI’N GWYBOD BOD ‘NA ADDASIAD CYMRAEG O PERSI’R ARTH POMPOM AR Y FFORDD? Fel awdures o Gymru, mae fy iaith a’m gwlad yn holl bwysig i mi, ac felly mae cyhoeddi addasiad Cymraeg o’m llyfr yn rhywbeth naturiol ac hanfodol. Cat Elan, menyw creadigol a thalentog dros ben, sydd wedi cyfieithu’r llyfr, gan addasu…

We’re taking Percy to Aber Writing Fest!

… One Month Countdown!! A new festival hosted by some well-known literary talents will be held in Abergavenny in April this year. Abergavenny Writing Festival coincides with the launch date set for Percy the Pompom Bear, making it the perfect place to debut the book! This week, the postman brought me a lovely surprise –…