Just Another Poet

is Wales' first Youtube poetry channel founded by Taz Rahman in May 2019 to widen access to contemporary poets.

The channel received its first literary commission in April 2020 from Literature Wales and subsequently, the 'New Audience Creation' grants 2022-23 and 2023-24 from the Books Council of Wales' which have supported programming with a wider focus on promoting the whole poetry publishing apparatus and exploring ways of connecting diverse new audiences to contemporary poets. 

The advisory board for the channel: Welsh poets Natalie Ann Holborow, Suzanne Iuppa, Indian poet Jonaki Ray, nature writer Lottie Williams, novelist Hammad Rind, Welsh-language biographer Alun Gibbard, and contemporary Caucasus culture expert Dr. Neil Watson.


Upcoming Filming/Editing/In the Pipeline:
 
Winter 2023 Upcoming: Interviews - poet and disability rights campaigner, and a 2023 Nine Arches Press shortlisted Bethany Handley; Former Poetry London Reviews Editor and Seren poet Dai George; one of the most exciting Black Queer poets Oluwaseun Olayiwola; Creative Futures Prize winner Chloe Eliot; Damian Walford-Davies; Janet Laugharne; Jamie Woods. 
 
Filming has been completed with Emily Vanderploeg, Emily Cotterill, Mari Elis Dunning, Laura Sheldon and these interviews will be uploaded over the winter months. 
 
Most Recently Uploaded Programmes Available to watch:  
 
5th December 2023 - Poet Interview with Abigail Parry, shortlisted for the 2023 T S Eliot Prize

5th November 2023 - Book Launch: Yer Ower Voices! Culture Matters Dialect Poems in Welsh and English from Cymru. Filmed at Cardiff Central Library

 
19th October 2023 - Interview with the 2023 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize winner Nasia Sarwar-Skuse

16th October 2023 - Interview with the poet and writer Joshua Jones, twice shortlisted for the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition

26th September 2023 - 'Exposé: Writing for Illtud' is a glimpse into how the historic St. Illtud's Church in Llantwit Major, adjacent to the 6th-century college of learning founded by Illtud, inspires the brilliant present-day local writing community

3rd May 2023 - The story of Just Another Poet Youtube channel



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 The poetry channel Just Another Poet features around 100 hours of Poetry related content:

- Poet Interviews with major and early-career published poets  
- Seren Esgynnol (Emerging star poet/performer)
- The Exposé series of literary documentaries
- 2022 Seren Poetry Festival Vlog (Snippets of impressions from literary festivals)
- Poetry readings and events featuring Welsh poets from 2019 to the present day, with over 60 hours of readings.
- Interviews/launches in collaboration with the ecological crisis-themed literary magazine Modron