New Welsh Review Reviewed Better Houses: Wild clearly has a sense of fun. Her poem, ‘Pub Crawl Date’ – cataloguing a nine-pint epic evening out – had me chuckling out loud. So too, ‘The Bed Testers’. But, in my view, Wild is at her best when she is more serious and, to this end, there were several stand-out poems. [...] Similarly, there is a Plath-like forensic quality to ‘The Lash Museum’ which I also really enjoyed. It opens with ‘A gutsy Cornish wind / slammed the caravan door shut, / skinning a birthmark, / my head / a blood fountain.’...
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 email@example.com. The deadline for your submission is March 1, 2018. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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...