Rebel Sun launch

Thanks to Siôn Tomos Owen for making this film of InsOmnia performed at the Rebel Sun launch in Wrexham last week. Also huge thanks to my publisher Parthian Books and to everybody who came and who has supported the book.  

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Codi Pac

Rôn i’n ar y teledu dros y penwythnos yma (S4C). Mae rhaglen enw Codi Pac – am bobl sy’n dysgu Cymraeg. Roedd ‘na darn am Wrecsam – felly dyma fi yn Saith Seren sgwrs am pethau. Rôn i’n nerfus iawn ond roedd y bobl yn rili lyfli. Dwi wedi bod yn ddysgu Cymraeg ers 8 […]

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Rebel Sun

Rebel Sun is here! Can’t believe it’s finally happened. This beautiful hardback book was designed by my partner Andy Garside and I can’t thank my publisher, Parthian Books, enough for all of their support.  Buy the book from Parthian here.  Or catch me at an event over the coming months – listed here.  Thank you […]

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Poet on tour

Poet on tour. Gig dates. I’m so excited to be at Port Eliot Festival this summer on the Caught by the River stage but Cornwall is a reeeeeaallly long way from Wrexham so if anybody can help with additional gigs/readings/events for Rebel Sun while I’m in Cornwall or on the way home I’d be hugely […]

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Dydd Dylan / Dylan Day

Sunday 14th May was International Dylan Thomas Day with some wonderful events happening across Wales, the UK and beyond. I love Dylan Thomas’s lyrical approach to poetry (and life) and so being invited to be part of the celebrations was an honour. It can be too easy at times to get caught up in all […]

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Focus Wales Festival Review

You hustle Wrexham’s streets. Wrist encircled in colour you murmurate into the guitar strings of Heal The Last Stand as keyboards waltz with harmonies and your wine is the nectar of the gods. Folding into festival time you become moments twisting-then-unravelling across bars – into Spitbucket-sick-beats. The memory is a set-list creased in your back […]

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The Party of Wales

It wasn’t intentional to use The Guardian twice in a row for #postnewspolitics. In their defence it’s because I haven’t posted one in a while and couldn’t bring myself to spend the extra money a Saturday paper costs on anything else. But now I’m here and the pages are open I’m reminded why I’m becoming […]

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Project Hush

Recently I’ve been working on Project Hush, a new site specific theatre piece by Papertrail Theatre Company. Sited at the Rhydymwyn Valley Works (an old WWII chemical weapons factory), it tells the story of the war through the eyes of a (fictional) young woman who worked at the factory. This is the Research & Development […]

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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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