40 posts about poetry on this blog
Monday 21 October 2013, 12:25
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.
Thursday 27 June 2013, 10:22
Award-winning Welsh poet Jemma King is currently halfway through the launch tour of her very first collection of poetry.
Friday 24 May 2013, 14:25
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.
Wednesday 17 April 2013, 16:54
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.
Thursday 11 April 2013, 16:40
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...
Saturday 6 April 2013, 09:00
One man who tried to chart or capture the suffering that the people of the Welsh valleys endured - was the poet Idris Davies.
Monday 25 March 2013, 09:01
The award winning poet Rhian Edwards has just been installed in post at the first-ever writer in residence at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Tuesday 19 March 2013, 10:53
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."
Friday 15 March 2013, 10:17
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.
Friday 15 February 2013, 11:37
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.
Thursday 6 December 2012, 13:37
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.
Monday 3 December 2012, 14:24
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.
Friday 26 October 2012, 12:04
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.
Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:42
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.
Friday 28 September 2012, 12:47
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.
Friday 17 August 2012, 15:16
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.
Tuesday 31 July 2012, 16:50
Welsh poet Hedd Wyn was killed in action on 31 July 95 years ago.
Friday 20 July 2012, 12:25
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...
Monday 9 July 2012, 16:25
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...
Thursday 28 June 2012, 16:01
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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