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#IndiaWales, 2017, crowdfunder, poetry, poets, RebelSun, socialism, starlings, Wales, writing, Young People's Laureate -

In the holy city of Varanasi the waxing moon is a hammock and I am Alice, fallen down the rabbit-hole into an oddly strange-yet-familiar land where sacred bulls wade freely through tight alleys because they are a living representation of Nandi who serves the god Shiva. I wake in darkness at 5.30am to rolling bells and a woman chanting through loudspeakers. Men dressed in red robes weave fire torches before The Ganges as the sun rises in answer to their summons. We climb through this liminal space onto a rowing boat where the crease of oars counts time along the...

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#IndiaWales, 2017, crowdfunder, poetry, poets, RebelSun, socialism, starlings, Wales, Young People's Laureate -

Today we launch our 2017 crowdfunder for a new poetry collection of starlings and socialism in praise of the Rebel Sun. Sophie McKeand is an award-winning poet from north Wales with a love for exploring different ways to create poetry. Following the success of our 2016 crowdfunder for Cawl by Siôn Tomos Owen, this crowdfunder is to raise funds to cover production costs through pre-orders for a beautifully produced hardback first edition of Sophie's first full collection Rebel Sun with additional perks from arty postcards to live recordings or a spoken word gig in your own house!  Young People's Laureate Wales April 2016 – 2018Winner of the Out...

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