Portfolio

All previous awards, publications and appearances are listed here.


Awards

Lucent Dreaming Short Story Competition
Second place for short story ‘A Change of Skin’
2020

Literature Wales Writers Bursary
To complete short story collection
2019/20

Seren Christmas Poetry Competition
First place for poem ‘The Grey Mare’
2017

The Welsh Poetry Competition
Highly commended for poem ‘Homesick’
2016

BBC National Short Story Award
Longlisted for short story ‘Sorrow’
2020

Wales Book of the Year
Shortlisted for Salacia
2019

The Welsh Poetry Competition
Highly Commended for poem ‘Cawl
2017

The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award
First Place for short story ‘Cartref’
2016

Poetry London Poetry Prize
Special mention for poem ‘Eve’
2020

Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme
To complete short story collection
2018/19

The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award
Highly commended for short story ‘Welsh Cakes’
2017

Robin Reeves Writing Prize
Third place for poem ‘Fy Iaith’
2015


Publications

Anthology of Young Welsh Poets
3 poems
2020

Deep Time Anthology
Poem: ‘Song for a bird’s skull’
2020

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass
Black Rabbit Press
2020

Black Bough Poetry
Poem: ‘July 2nd, 3:08pm’
2020

New Welsh Reader, Summer 2020
Poem: ‘Telling Your Father at Bwlch Nant yr Arian’
2020

Lucent Dreaming, Online & Issue 8
Short Story: A Change of Skin
2020

Poetry Wales, Issue 56.1
Poem: ‘Snow Day on the Graig’
2020

New Welsh Reader, Summer 2020
Short Story: ‘How to Conceive a Crow’
2020

iamb
3 Poems
2020

Cheval 11
3 Poems
2018

Salacia
Parthian Books
2017

The Lonely Crowd, Issue 6
3 Poems
2017

Cheval 9
Short Story: ‘Cartref’
2016

Poetry Wales: Stay at Home Special
2 Poems
2020

Well, Dam!
Poem: ‘Ffynnon Elian’
2019

The Lampeter Review, Issue 16
Poem: ‘Lingering’
2018

Banshee Lit Mag, Issue 5
Poem: ‘Pythagorus Theorem’
2017

Welsh Poetry Competition Anthology
Poem: ‘Homesick’
2016

The Broken Spine, Issue 1
Poem: ‘We Smoked Cigarettes’
2020

Black Bough Poetry
Poem: ‘Waxing/Waning’
2019

New Welsh Reader
Poem: ‘The Visitor’
2018

Cheval 10
Short Story & 3 poems
2017

How to Exit a Burning Building
Poem: Fy Iaith
2016



Media

Poetry Wales
Mari Ellis Dunning on the poems that inspire her
May 2020

Radio Cymru
“Rhaglen Rhys Mwyn”
May 2019

BBC The Slate
“Feature: ‘Gwen ferch Ellis'”
October 2019

Hay Festival Blog
“Writers at Work: Mari Ellis Dunning”
May 2019

Black Bough Poetry
“In Conversation with…”
June 2019

Cardiff Review
“New Welsh Writers: Mari Ellis Dunning”
February 2019


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