Festive Words

So, Christmas is almost upon us and we thought we’d stoke your festive spirit with some Welsh Christmas poems. There were many to chose from, but we decided on these austere and unconventional yet evocative and spiritual pieces from Rev. R S Thomas: Christmas There is a morning; Time brings it nearer, Brittle with frost And starlight.…… Continue reading Festive Words

A discussion with poet, Jonathan Edwards.

Congratulations on your recent shortlisting for the Costa Poetry Award. This is a huge achievement, what does it mean to you and your work? I think poets write basically because they want to engender some sort of emotional reaction in a reader. This might be making a reader laugh or, even better, moving them in a deeper…… Continue reading A discussion with poet, Jonathan Edwards.

Celebrating Seren Books

Based in Bridgend, Seren is an independent literary publisher which specialises in English-language writing from Wales. It was founded by Cary Archard, a then-English teacher from Bridgend, to publish the works of Poetry Wales from his kitchen table. The press briefly moved to Dannie Abse’s garage and also endured a brief stint in an abattoir…… Continue reading Celebrating Seren Books