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'For me the festival began on the Friday evening, with the Poetry Showcase – an opportunity to hear from a wide range of poets, including some I’d never heard before. I was laughing out loud at Rhian Elizabeth’s poems, from her newly published book The Last Polar Bear on Earth, but equally impressed by the more subtle work in Rhys Owain Williams’ collection That Lone Ship and the surreal world of Norse mythology in Ross Cogan’s Bragr. It was also good to hear again from Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson and Mari Ellis Dunning, all of whom I have heard before.' ...

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editing, editor, events, New Welsh Review, panel, poetry, Poetry Wales, publishing, submitting, Swansea, Swansea Fringe Festival, talk, writing -

Our publishing editor Susie Wild is talking writing, poetry and publishing on class act panels in two far flung UK locations this autumn! This month, come see her on Thursday 20 September in Southampton: Then, next month, Susie will be on the panel of the More Poetry is Needed session at Swansea Fringe Festival (2-4pm, Sunday 7 October: Submitting your poems to a publisher can be intimidating, but The Swansea Fringe is here to help! Three of Wales’ leading poetry editors – Emily Blewitt (New Welsh Review), Nia Davies (Poetry Wales) and Susie Wild (Parthian Books) – join The Crunch’s Adam...

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Awards, Events, Parthian Books, Poetry, Terry Hetherington, Wales, writing -

Last night at the Dylan Thomas Centre, the late Neath poet Terry Hetherington was honoured once more. The evening featured readings from 25 young poets and writers, all of which are featured in Cheval 11. The ceremony marks the culmination of the £1000 prize which took submissions from all over the UK. 

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Events, Parthian Baltic, poetry, Poetry in Translation, Translation -

Next Thursday see Latvian poet Krišjānis Zeļģis read from his recently translated poetry collection Beasts (Parthian Baltic, 2018). First Thursday also features guests Elizabeth Parker reading from her debut poetry collection, In Her Shambles (Seren 2018), and Poet/Novelist Christopher Meredith reading from his new short story collection, Brief Lives (Seren 2018). Plus open mic. £2.50 (on the door), Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Thurs 7 June, 7.30pm

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Better Houses, Events, Literature Wales, poetry, poets -

Roll up, roll up for the 22nd and very last date of the Better Houses tour in Abergavenny on Sunday 22 April at 11.30am! Susie Wild reads from her new volume of poetry, talks about writing it, and discusses questions raised by the audience. She says: ‘I will be reading from my debut poetry collection. Better Houses is about the places we inhabit in life, about relationships and the extraordinary in the everyday. It has all the key subjects: birth, death, sex, love and loss. At the book’s core, it is as much about moving house as it is about trying to...

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