Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition 

I’m delighted to be judging the Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition along with the lovely and talented Chris Kinsey. Closing date 4th November. If you’ve read Rebel Sun you’ll know I’ve had a slight obsession with writing about water (d┼Ár) for some time so I’m really looking forward to reading the submissions! 

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Poetry and the National Trust

Over the last week I’ve been fortunate enough to work with local young people at two National Trust properties: Tredegar House in Newport and Chirk Castle, on the north Wales border. Organised and facilitated by Literature Wales as part of the Young People’s Laureateship, each residency lasted two days and a lot of fun was […]

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On Growing & Writing

I was born to the sound of starlings murmurating across the north Wales coastline. The Rebel Sun rode low in an early February sky as the Irish Sea gnawed across my ribcage. My hair was knotted seaweed. Water swelled sand dunes into my belly & a flock of seagulls took up residence in my mouth. […]

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the disappearing (a manifesto)

I’ve loved working as a community poet for over a decade now; taking poetry and the spoken word into communities across Wales; encouraging others to find their creative voice. It’s a rewarding and challenging role and one that I’ll continue as we begin the transition into living in a van this autumn/winter. I truly believe […]

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The call of Llyn Tegid

I’ve become obsessed with Llyn Tegid again. It hits in waves so that I dream of her often until the need to pay a visit becomes overwhelming. This lake of myth has woven herself more tightly into poetry and workshops over the years and I wrote more about her on a Dark Mountain blog recently […]

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