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Multimedia poetry magazine. Each issue features a single poet, who has 3 of their poems filmed and uploaded to our archive, and joins us for a short podcast.
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Interested in poetry that celebrates place? Until 4th October, are inviting writers from Wales and England to write new poems of place, heritage and identity and pin them to a digital map at
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Natalie Ann Holborow Jun 21
Don't date poets. They're well dramatic. 😎
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Matthew Haigh Jun 21
Speaking personally, as someone who’s been writing poetry for 10+ years, you HAVE to develop a “so what” attitude to rejections. They’re unavoidable, integral, par for the course. It doesn’t matter. Learn to shrug at them ASAP. Editors don’t hold your worth in their hands.
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The Crunch Jun 21
A poetry rejection can feel as if an editor has stamped your submission with the words 'NOT GOOD ENOUGH', but that's just not the case. When the next 'No' drops in your inbox, consider these alternative reasons for rejection from .
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Poetry Wales Jun 20
If you follow us, why not subscribe to our print magazine? Get the very best international contemporary poetry straight to your door all year round. 🌿⛄️☀️
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Natalie Ann Holborow Jun 20
So excited to be a co-editor for the Cheval Anthology this year. The Terry Hetherington Award was an invaluable start to my writing career and continues to create brilliant connections between young writers in Wales. Look forward to submissions! Plus books are GREAT.🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿📚
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Literature Wales Jun 20
recipient ’ Salacia is “A unique and urgent voice plotted against a rich lyricism.” according to poet and previous winner Rhian Edwards “These poems are visceral, inventive, with every riff packed to the brim with awe.”
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The Crunch Jun 20
Good luck to Crunch poet at the Wales Book of the Year awards this evening, and congratulations to all other shortlisted writers. Gutted we can't be in Aberystwyth but we'll be crossing everything and checking the feed regularly. Pob lwc Mari!
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The Crunch Jun 19
"Poetry at its best can do you a lot of harm." – Sylvia Plath on
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Mari Ellis Dunning 🦀 Jun 19
In the run up to the Wales Book of the Year ceremony, are releasing videos created by Cwmni Da, of the actors Rhodri Siôn & Catrin Mara reading from the shortlisted titles. They chose my poem, ‘Cariad,’ read beautifully by Rhodri Siôn 🥰
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The Crunch Jun 17
"Poetry could be a brilliant antidote to some of our current cultural problems...our collective attention deficit." – Ian Gregson Our very first feature spoke about the marginalisation of on our Issue 1 . Give it a listen at
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Black Bough Poetry Jun 14
Competition time!! The amazing people are offering 3 lucky, random likers and retweeters in the UK or Republic of Ireland a copy of ‘Salacia’, the stunning debut poetry collection by It’s nominated for Wales Book of the Year 2019
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The Crunch Jun 14
() champions short stories, flash fiction and microfiction. Take a look at their interview with Crunch poet , where he talks about writing both fiction and poetry and the relationship between the two forms.
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The Crunch Jun 12
"A poet is always learning." – Malika Booker on
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clare potter Jun 11
My documentary was on again. 2 weeks left to catch it on i-player. As a result of the doc, we now have a group trying to save the
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Mari Ellis Dunning 🦀 Jun 10
Wales Book of the Year Readings: Poetry
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Natalie Ann Holborow Jun 10
Lovely interview with the talented ❤ And thanks for the mention about our project, I'm excited to get back to working on it.
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The Crunch Jun 10
In 2020, will award their prize for the 'Best Poetry Book of the 21st Century in English'. Nominations are currently open and the list of contenders for the shortlist is growing. What would your nomination be?
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clare potter Jun 6
Few places left: Poetry in Our Past w/ + Bursaries available. We'll explore hidden stories using archives, family tales, history, drawing inspiration from what's been erased or omitted, a counter-narrative, maybe.
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Rhys Milsom Jun 8
Here's another new poem of mine. The new collection is coming along slowly but it is coming along, at least...
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