Showing posts from May, 2023

Hay Festival 'Writers at Work' 2023 programme

I am beyond humbled to be part of the 2023 Hay Festival Writers at work. I shall be at the festival attending the programme of events: Hay Festival 2023, Taz Rahman reading as part of Writers at Work Writers at work cohort at the Hay Festival 2023 with Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize winner Taz Rahman, Sophie Bouchilard & Connor Allen, Hay Festival 2023 Writers at Work

Host of Poetry Wales' Dylan Thomas Day 2023 celebration at Waterstones Cardiff

It was my privilege to have hosted the Poetry Wales magazine's Dylan Thomas Day 2023 celebration at Waterstones, Cardiff: Monday, 15th May. Poets featured - Des Mannay, John Freeman, Leigh Manley, Kathrine Stansfield, Christina Thatcher, Matthew Haigh & Suzanne Iuppa.

Poem published & cover photo in the 'Planet - The Welsh Internationalist' magazine, issue 250

Editor Emily Trahair at 'Planet - The Welsh Internationalist magazine' has published my poem Sanctuary in the May issue. The poem is about the concept of refuge and hiraeth - a Welsh word meaning a specific longing for one's homeland. The front cover also features a photo I took as a photojournalist while covering the protest against Cardiff council's proposed cutbacks that would have threatened library and museum services.