Just Another Poet

Just Another Poet

is Wales' first Youtube literary channel founded in May 2019. The original aim of the channel was to highlight and promote the unique poetry culture in Wales at all levels of literary participation, for which it received its first literary commission in April 2020 from Literature Wales. The 'New Audience Creation Fund 2022' by the Books Council Wales' is supporting April 2022-23 programming with a wider focus on promoting poetry, literature as well as the poetic culture of Wales. 

Programming Updates:

1st July 2022 - The film from the National Poetry Library campaign event held at the Senedd on 28th July is going live at 5 pm today: https://youtu.be/nXpgH5mg4JQ

30th June 2022 - The first episode of the 'Exposé' documentary series is now live. This edition is a focus on the life and works of the renowned Urdu language poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz:

30th June 2022 - Planning work has started on the first episode of 'Writers in Workshps' series. Kathrine Stansfield shall be visiting the Griffin Bookshop in Penarth and filming is provisionally planned for 9th August 2022.

29th June 2022 - Gord' Reads now live, first episode of books podcast recommending tiles available at local public libraries, selected and presented by Gordon Anderson:

28th June 2022 - Two updates - Expose documentary on the poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz curated by Hammad Rind is now edited and going live on the 30th June. Secondly, I filmed the lauched of the National Poetry Library of Wales campaign presentation at the Senedd (Welsh Assembly) and this shall be uploaded to the channel on Friday 30th June. 

26th June 2022 - Filming is completed for the first episode of Gord' Reads featuring five books selected for his monthly podcast:

20th June 2022 - Planning work has been ongoing on the series of Ekphrastic Poetry films in conjunction with the National Museum and Gallery in Cardiff. Today I met Rachel Carney, the facilitator for these films, the initial list of participant poets are being contacted at present. 

16th June 2022 - Having had a formal discussion with Seren Books I am delighted to report that Just Another Poet has been granted full access and shall be reporting from the Seren Poetry Festival. The reporting itself shall be conducted by a team of writers stretching the English and Welsh language writing communities including - Hammad Rind, Natalie Ann Holborrow, Lottie Williams, Frankie Paris and Alun Gibbard.  

13th June - 'Filmed at the Howl at the Moon 9' event. The video would be uploaded subject to all permissions being granted by the writers at a future date.

9th June 2022 - Filmed book launch of Mike Jenkin's latest poetry collection 'Seams of People. The evening also featured readings by Peter Finch, Topher Mills, Eric Ngalle Charles, J Brookes and Taz Rahman:

1st June 2022 - Just Another Poet has been granted official permission from Seren Books to report from the Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival 29th - 31st July 2022. The aim, as always, at such high profile events is to give opportunities to underrepresented new talent, and our team shall feature Swansea nature writer Lottie Williams and Cardiff trans poet Frankie Parris.

27th May 2022 - Excited to announce that The Griffin bookshop in Penarth, South Wales will be featured in one of the 'Writers in Bookshops' segment, featuring Katherine Stansfield in July.

26th May 2022 - Filming for the first three episodes of Seren Esgynnol now complete and features the poet Frankie Pavitt, nature writer Lottie Williams and performance poet Anna Amalia Coviello. The videos would be going live throughout July.

23rd May 2022: Journalist Twm Own has written a lovely article in The National about the channel: tinyurl.com/m569ud9c

5th May 2022: Work has formally started on the new programming segments and individuals and organisations are being contacted with various proposals.


 Our programme segments feature: 
- Poet Interviews  
- Recordings at Poetry Events
- Seren Esgynnol (Emerging star poet/writer/editor/organiser)
- Writers in Bookshops (Writers visiting their favourite local bookshops)
- Gord' Reads (podcast on books available in Cardiff libraries)
- Seren Poetry Festival Vlog (Snippets of impressions from literary festivals)
- Novel Chaat (Writerly conversations on topical issues between novelist Hammad Rind & writer Nasia Sarwar-Skuse)