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Anthology, Cheval, Design, Design Contest, Poetry, Short Stories -

Parthian is hosting a design contest for the cover of Cheval 11, the collection of poetry and short stories selected from submissions to the Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award. To submit your design (203 x 127 mm), email to maria.zygog@gmail.com. The deadline for your submission is March 1, 2018. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.

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London, Parthian Europa Carnivale, Poetry, Poetry in Translation, pop-up festival, Susie Wild, Translation, Wales, WomenInTranslation, Writers in Translation -

Join us for an afternoon of poetry from Wales and the World at The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London Fitzrovia. We will be featuring poets with links to London and Wales and poetry in translation published by Parthian Books and their friends.

Poets performing include Eleni Cay (A Butterfly's Trembling in the Digital Age, Parthian, 2017), Rebecca Parfitt (The Days After, Listen Softly London, 2017), and Tracey Rhys (Teaching a Bird to Sing, Green Bottle Press, 2016).

The event will be hosted by London-born, Cardiff-based poet Susie Wild, who will also be reading from her new collection Better Houses.

Poets/ translators wishing to read at the Poetry in Translation open mic should email susie@parthianbooks.com

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Better Houses, Book Tour, Events, Gigs, Poetry, Susie Wild -

Seven dates down and the Better Houses tour for Susie Wild's debut poetry collection has already taken in Cardiff, London, Bridgend and Swansea with signings at book fairs, readings and even a literary house party. You can keep up with the tour with photos, musings and more over on her Wildlife blog.

This week the tour continues to a rather special house in Swansea, Dylan's Birthplace, for the Swansea launch of the book on Dylan Thomas's birthday.

Then onwards, onwards to cocktail bar and creative industries private members club The Square Club in Bristol to cast poetry spells at Berkeley Square Poetry Review on 31 October...

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Bute Park, Poetry, Rebel Sun, Sophie Mckeand, stories, Trees, writing -

Trees have rooted into our consciousness for as long as we have told stories. Their language holds the ground that is our past while stretching our minds up to the sky and future potential. Trees are our lungs; the words in our mouths; they are our confidants and friends. If the trees speak in myriad ways – is it us who have forgotten how to listen? After everything they’ve seen what would the trees tell us?  In association with Bute Park and the Tree Charter, award-winning poet and Young People’s Laureate Wales, Sophie McKeand (Rebel Sun), will be on site...

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Better Houses, Blog, Poetry, Susie Wild -

'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 centre yourself somewhere, to find a place to call home, to be still. I have moved at least every six months to two years in my adult life, sometimes through choice and often not. This draws on those experiences of packing and unpacking boxes, but it also employs fiction, humour and imagination. Other poems escape fires and great white sharks, test beds and language barriers and hunt fossils and comets, spells and adventures...'

Read the blog in full on the New Welsh Review website.

Buy Better Houses from the Parthian online shop for £8.99 and free P&P

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