Tagged with: Poetry

40 posts about Poetry on this blog

  1. Dark and disturbing poem to be performed in English for very first time

    Monday 21 October 2013, 12:25

    Polly March Polly March

    This year marked 100 years since the birth of the acclaimed Welsh poet RS Thomas, while 2014 will see hundreds of events taking place worldwide to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth.

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  2. Jemma King launches her first collection of poetry at the Dylan Thomas Centre

    Thursday 27 June 2013, 10:22

    Polly March Polly March

    Award-winning Welsh poet Jemma King is currently halfway through the launch tour of her very first collection of poetry.

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  3. Poet Rhian Edwards to host spoken word event as residency draws to a close

    Friday 24 May 2013, 14:25

    Polly March Polly March

    It's an exciting time for Bridgend poet Rhian Edwards: her first child is due in three months, her first book of poems has been shortlisted for a Wales Book of the Year award and her second collection is coming along nicely.

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  4. Academics, poets and musicians unite in evening to mark RS Thomas' centenary

    Wednesday 17 April 2013, 16:54

    Polly March Polly March

    This year marks a century since the birth of the celebrated Welsh poet and priest RS Thomas. Famed for his uncompromising and often stark representations of religion and the Welsh landscape, Thomas was also passionate about the Welsh nationalist cause and a fan of the visual arts.

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  5. Performance poet is next Young People's Laureate

    Thursday 11 April 2013, 16:40

    Polly March Polly March

    When Martin Daws was a schoolboy he, like so many other young people, had little interest in the poetry he was taught in school. But, as a lover of musical lyrics and inspired early on by artists like Bowie and Dylan, as well as hip hop and rap, he soon learned that the scope of poetic verse reached...

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  6. Idris Davies, poet of the Depression

    Saturday 6 April 2013, 09:00

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    One man who tried to chart or capture the suffering that the people of the Welsh valleys endured - was the poet Idris Davies.

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  7. Life at arts centre to inspire poet's verse

    Monday 25 March 2013, 09:01

    Polly March Polly March

    The award winning poet Rhian Edwards has just been installed in post at the first-ever writer in residence at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

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  8. The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck

    Tuesday 19 March 2013, 10:53

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    One of the most popular poems in the Victorian Age - for recitation and for private reading - was undoubtedly Casabianca or, as it is invariably known, "The boy stood on the burning deck."

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  9. The people's poets of Wales

    Friday 15 March 2013, 10:17

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    It might be something of a generalization but, from the early days of the princes, the Welsh have always enjoyed poetry and revered their bards.

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  10. Eco-poet leads others in verse workshops to honour the planet

    Friday 15 February 2013, 11:37

    Polly March Polly March

    In a time when many of us share grave ecological concerns, eco-poetry has proved itself to be a burgeoning art form, with poets as prominent as Gillian Clarke and Carol Ann Duffy penning verse about climate change.

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  11. National poet Gillian Clarke on the inspiration behind her latest collection

    Thursday 6 December 2012, 13:37

    Polly March Polly March

    This Friday comrades in verse, National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, return to the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea for an evening of poetry.

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  12. Poet's seven-year vision is realised in print at last

    Monday 3 December 2012, 14:24

    Polly March Polly March

    Seven years is a long time in anyone's book, but for poet Emily Hinshelwood it was the gestation period needed for her first collection, On Becoming A Fish.

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  13. Women's writing celebrated at the xx minifest

    Friday 26 October 2012, 12:04

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Writing by and for women will be celebrated this weekend as the xx minifest of women’s writing 2012 takes place at Cardiff's Chapter Arts Centre.

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  14. Hashtag Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood in 28 tweets

    Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:42

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    This Thursday, 4 October, marks National Poetry in the UK. To celebrate the occasion one of the most well-known works by Dylan Thomas will be published in a new, very abridged version - thanks to the medium of Twitter.

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  15. Festival of sung and spoken word at Dylan Thomas' birthplace

    Friday 28 September 2012, 12:47

    Polly March Polly March

    Poets and musicians will be descending on Dylan Thomas' birthplace, number 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, in Swansea from today as part of a week long festival.

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  16. Philip Larkin poem inspires exhibition at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

    Friday 17 August 2012, 15:16

    Polly March Polly March

    In his poem I Remember I Remember, Philip Larkin cites an adult reflecting on his childhood and it is the final line of the poem, "Nothing, like something, happens anywhere", that has inspired an exhibition at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.

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  17. Remembering Welsh poet Hedd Wyn

    Tuesday 31 July 2012, 16:50

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh poet Hedd Wyn was killed in action on 31 July 95 years ago.

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  18. Australian poet scoops Cardiff International Poetry Competition top prize

    Friday 20 July 2012, 12:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The 2012 Cardiff International Poetry Competition has lived up to its international name with Australian poet Mark Tredinnick winning the first prize of £5,000.

    Tredinnick, who lives near the Wingecarribee River near Sydney, scooped the prize for his poem Margaret...

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  19. Comic verse wins out at Caerleon Arts Festival

    Monday 9 July 2012, 16:25

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    A comic poem inspired by The Sound Of Music has won the inaugural All Wales Comic Verse competition at the Caerleon Arts Festival.

    The subject matters of entries ranged enormously, including the after effects of curry, the problems of ageing and women with facial hair. But Mike Greenhough, a retired...

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  20. Literature festivals in Wales this weekend

    Thursday 28 June 2012, 16:01

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Love literature? Love summer festivals? Well you're in for a treat this weekend as three different literary events are taking place in Wales.

    First up is the inaugural Dinefwr Literary Festival that takes place across the weekend in the picturesque setting of the National Trust's Dinefwr Park and Castle...

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