Photo of Cardiff Cable a large tower on a grassy mound with cloudy sky behind by David Atkins on Pexels.com It's the eve of the Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival taking place this weekend July 29th to July 31st. Hoping to see you there! Cardiff is a really fun city. I grew up in Caerphilly just [...]
Alt-text: the cover of Poetry Wales 58.1. An illustration by artist Vivi-Mari Carpelan of a yellow brain covered in X marks, with a red rose blooming from the centre. It is suspended between two pieces of machinery, and lightning is emanating from it. Three bees fly towards the brain in front of a light yellow [...]
I just wrote up an article for Wales Arts Review, which is about recent cases of violence against women and public gaslighting. I made a bitesize podcast about gaslighting for the podcast Sinister Myth, because often people don't quite understand it. I explain it all in the article which features responses to the Sarah Everard [...]
I felt very lucky to recently have an opportunity to be interviewed for a program on BBC Radio 4. It was a program created by writer Mab Jones, who had an idea inspired by a series of postcards she collected featuring women in traditional Welsh dress. She started to wonder about what the women would [...]
I recently did an interview for the Devolved Voices project at University of Aberystwyth. The idea of the project is to investigate the state of Welsh poetry in English since Wales’s devolution ‘yes’ vote of 1997. There is a particular focus on those poets who have emerged since 1997 and a consideration of the rise in poetry from women.
Having just spent a few months in Britain, I was really moved to read an article about exile by Costica Bradatan in the New York Times:
"Uprooting is a devastating blow because you have to separate yourself overnight from something that, for as long as you can remember, has been an important part of your identity. In a sense, you are your culture, customs, language, country, your family, your lovers"