The Best Bit: Poems and News

2022 was a bumper year for publications for me. Below are my anthologies of 2022.

Above: Land of Change anthology is a vibrant collection of writing and art from Wales today, published by Culture Matters. Featuring one of my paintings and a piece of prose, it makes for a political and powerful read. Edited by Gemma June Howell.

Above: I was so pleased to hear that I’d made the longlist for the Dai Fry Mystical Poetry competition. The subsequent anthology of winners from Black Bough Poetry was released in Autumn 2022 and is a beautiful tribute to Welsh poet Dai Fry.

Above: Very glad to have a poem in this powerhouse anthology of Welsh radical writing in English. Published by Culture Matters, edited by Mike Jenkins.

Above: I was lucky enough to have a short story selected for this brilliant collection of stories featuring the best crime writing written by women in Wales today. From Honno Press, edited by Katherine Stansfield and Caroline Oakley.

Above: Reading at the launch of A470 in Cardiff Library – the first in-person reading since the pandemic began.

So glad to have a poem in ‘A470: Poems for the Road,’ the first bilingual anthology of poems from Arachne Press.

The Poetry Archive Wordview 2020 Competition Winner!

I was absolutely gobsmacked to have been a winner in the Poetry Archive’s first ever WordView 2020 Competition. Hear my entry below:

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin

If you enjoy listening to poetry, check out my You Tube channel where you’ll hear me reading. Here’s one of my favourites from Teaching a Bird to Sing.

Bloody Amazing! wins Saboteur Award for best anthology 2021

Launched on World Menopause Day, ‘Bloody Amazing!’ is a taboo-breaking anthology from Yaffle Press and Beautiful Dragons, edited by Gill Lambert and Rebecca Bilkau.
Read my poem First Spell, inside.

Catch me in …

I’ve four new poems in this wonderful, bumper issue of The Lonely Crowd. Read the story behind the poems in my article on the website.

Christmas Poem

I’m thrilled that a little piece of writing that’s very close to my heart is to be published in the wonderful Ink, Sweat and Tears for their ’12 Days of Christmas’ feature. And on Christmas Day, no less! Look out for a link on the big day. (Or shortly afterwards – hic!)

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