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Ten of the Best

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Parthian’s ‘Bright Young Things’ series continues with its first collection of poetry by young writers in Wales

From representations of urban life and drug addiction to critically acclaimed verses from the stage, this book distills diverse and innovative poetry into Ten of the Best, the brightest of what's on offer by young poets in Wales today. Bringing you work by:

S.T. Owen: Tudor Bevan Award winner and runner up in the Young Welsh Writer’s competition, the lead singer and guitarist in ‘The Pine Barons’.

M.A. Oliver: Blown magazine’s poet in residence, for whom home is the train between Cardiff and Siberia.

Anna Lewis: winner of the Christopher Tower Poetry Competition, the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, and the Robin Reeves Prize for Young Writers, has been selected tor the Scritture Giovani literature exchange project.

Mab Jones: John Tripp Award winner and superb performance poet who beat Gillian Clarke, and four other poets, in a slam at Folklife Festival in Washington DC.

Alan Kellermann: has had his work appear in Planet, Agenda, Poetry Ireland Review, and in theNu: Fiction and Stuff anthology. Born in Wisconsin, he now lives in Swansea, having completed an MA in Creative and Media Writing at Swansea University.