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'So here's a video produced with Welsh magazine, Planet, and editor Emily Trahair. It sees me and Kris Evans talking about our recent article for the magazine, and it was filmed at the beautiful Kenfig Dunes on the South Wales coast. Just check out how beautiful the dunes are - an absolutely profoundly wild and lovely place. I really hope that the dunes are just allowed to stay wild, and that no one turns the site into a golf course or something...' – Zoë Brigley    Produced for the magazine: Planet The Welsh Internationalist. Edited by Scott Sprague. In this...

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At the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair in London today? Pop along and say hello to our dear poet Kate Noakes who is selling Parthian books all day and then reading at The Poetry Café this evening! She's a star! The Fair and the daytime readings are from 10.30am - 4.30pm at Conway Hall. Daytime workshops and evening readings are at The Poetry Café - the evening readings are 6.30 - 8.30pm.  

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We're looking forward to this digital road trip to coincide with the launch of How to Carry Fire, the second poetry collection by Christina Thatcher. Buckle up and join us for the ride!

In the mean time you can catch up with all that Christina has been up to on her own blog, with her latest entry: 'Proofs, Previews, Pre-Orders':

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by Sydney Whiteside

The second day of the 2020 Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival opened on Saturday morning with the New Poetry Showcase, a spectacle of new poetry from authors with recently published or forthcoming collections. Featuring five writers, both debut poets and those on their second or third collection, the showcase was a brilliant start to a dazzling Saturday of poetry in Cardiff’s Temple of Peace.

Cardiff poet Roberto Pastore was the first to read, sharing poems from his new collection Hey Bert, out now with Parthian. Pastore’s poems burst with energy and humour, highlighting the beauty in the everyday and reminding us of our ‘all too humanness’. Among the poems read was ‘Heart Poem’, a beautiful look into memory and the often impossible expectations we place on ourselves.

Kittie Belltree, who was born in south London and now lives in Wales, followed with readings from her debut collection Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks, also out now with Parthian. Her poems explore domestic trauma, history, and mother-daughter relationships with paralyzing detail and wit. Belltree closed her reading with ‘Magician’s Daughter’, a beautifully haunting piece about sexual abuse that makes whimsical diction dangerous and twists words into unexpected and wonderful combinations.

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This week has seen the launch of Wave One of a new poetry website iambapoet.com created by Mark Antony Owen. The project feature poems in written and audio form, read by the poets, and you can find two poets with Parthian collections amongst the names in lights: Natalie Ann Holborow (And Suddenly You Find Yourself) and Mari Ellis Dunning (Salacia).

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