Interview with clare e. potter

clare e. potter is a poet, playwright, collaborator and educator, originally harking from Blackwood, South Wales. She taught and lived for several years in New Orleans, where she was a consultant for the New Orleans Writing Project. Her collection, ‘spilling histories’ (Cinnamon, 2006), is based around the Hurricane Katrina disaster. These days clare lives and…… Continue reading Interview with clare e. potter

Tŷ Celf – Promoting New Writing in Wales

              ‘Tŷ Celf’. In Welsh, the phrase (pronounced ‘tee-celv’) means ‘Art House’, or ‘house of art’. It is only fitting therefore that it serves as the name for Tŷ Celf, Cardiff Student Media’s latest creative magazine. Showcasing a wide array of creative endeavours, Tŷ Celf adheres to a clean,…… Continue reading Tŷ Celf – Promoting New Writing in Wales

Robin Reeves and the New Welsh Review

Today, The New Welsh Review is renowned as Wales’s most prestigious literary magazine. Yet its transformation into this admired publication would not have been possible without a figure of equally prestigious standing – Robin Reeves. A lifelong journalist and long term supporter of the Welsh Writers Trust, Reeves gained cultural prominence on the Welsh arts…… Continue reading Robin Reeves and the New Welsh Review

Writing Talent from Cardiff University

Cardiff University’s MA programme is the oldest of its kind in the UK and one of the most impressive in the country. Designed for both experienced and inexperienced writers, it places great emphasis on helping its students produce work of the finest quality possible. The course is also notable for the high calibre of its…… Continue reading Writing Talent from Cardiff University

In Memory of Nigel Jenkins

Nigel Jenkins was a much-loved and internationally renowned writer. It is with deep sadness – felt and expressed both by those who knew him personally and those who did not – that 2014 has played witness to his passing. Born in 1949 in Gorseinon, near Swansea, Nigel Jenkins studied Literature and Film at the University…… Continue reading In Memory of Nigel Jenkins

A Short History of Poetry in Wales

Poetry is the lifeblood of Wales. It always has been. And while poetry in Wales has fluctuated, has had adapt to the many cultural, industrial, and linguistic shifts throughout its history; in these acts of survival it has also thrived. Originally of course, poetry in Wales was written in Welsh. Aneirin and Taliesin are among…… Continue reading A Short History of Poetry in Wales

Introducing the Welsh Writers’ Trust

The Welsh Writers’ Trust’s fundamental aim:  ‘To ensure that English language writing in Wales achieves its full potential as an influential force in contemporary literature.’ In the past 20 years, the Welsh Writers’ Trust has given out thousands of pounds helping to nurture both new and well-established English language writing talent in Wales. For ten…… Continue reading Introducing the Welsh Writers’ Trust