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Listen to Susie Wild narrate her poem 'The Carnivore Boyfriends', published in the Spring 2020 edition of Poetry Wales

Susie Wild is the author of Better Houses, The Art of Contraception, and Arrivals. Her second collection of poetry, Windfalls is forthcoming from Parthian in Spring 2021. She placed second in the Welshpool Poetry Festival Competition 2020, was highly commended in the Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2020 and longlisted for the Mslexia Women's Poetry Prize 2018. Poems have recently appeared in The Atlanta Review and Poetry Wales. She lives in Cardiff.

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Poetry, Reviews, Translation, Wales Arts Review -

Earlier this month, our own Parthian poet Natalie Ann Holborow reviewed the recent collection Modern Bengali Poetry: Desire for Fire for Wales Arts Review. Her thoughtful commentary on the book is wide-reaching and perceptive, making a dip into its intriguing pages seem ever-more tempting. 

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News, Parthian Books, Poems, Poetry -

Sophie McKeand, whose poetry collection Rebel Sun was published by Parthian in 2017 to great critical acclaim ('Sophie McKeand's Rebel Sun is no dying star, but a fiery tour de force, full of surreal and ingenious imagery.' – Planet) has taken to Instagram TV to perform her poems.

You can watch them here.

And you can order the collection here.

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Book Review, Poetry -

'Hey Bert is a powerful blend of the past and the present, of one’s journey through the dark tunnels of trauma.' – Desi Tsvetkova, New Welsh Reader

Read the review in full

Hey Bert, the debut poetry collection by Roberto Pastore, is available now from our online store for £9 and free P&P.

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Christina Thatcher, How to Carry Fire, News, Poems, Poetry, poets -

So many lovely comments have been flooding in for Christina Thatcher's second poetry collection 'How to Carry Fire' over the weekend. Look at this blazing spread in the Western Mail Weekend supplement on Saturday by Jenny White. ‘The resulting work cements Thatcher’s position as a distinctive, powerful and unerring authentic new poetic voice - a stall she first set out with More Than You Were, her 2017 debut collection which explored the legacy of her father’s addiction and death. 'While many of her poems deal with gritty topics, they are also strikingly beautiful in the purity of the love they convey. There...

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