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Winner Of The Poetry Book Awards – Megan Fernandes

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Congratulations – Megan Fernandes! The winners of the 4th annual contest were as follows: 1st Prize         I DO EVERYTHING I’M TOLD – Megan Fernandes, Portland, Oregon, USA Megan Fernandes is a South Asian American writer living in NYC. She was born in Canada and raised in the Philadelphia area. Her family are East African Goans. “A seething, edgy, mystical, surgically precise collection of love songs that hops from continent to continent. From L.A. to Lisbon, from Paris […]

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Welsh Poet Launches Attack On Artificial Intelligence

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Welsh writer Dave Lewis launches his latest poetry collection with a scathing attack on artificial intelligence (AI) and the negative effects it is already having on society. A collection of poetry that highlights many of the problems facing humanity today and the dystopian nightmare society is sleepwalking towards. These are poems about artificial intelligence, childhood, death, nature, Welsh independence, culture, race, war, sexism, travel and love. Lewis does not take a side but instead immerses […]

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Dave Lewis is Author of the Month

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Each month on the Libraries Wales website, they focus on an inspiring author based in or writing about Wales. You’ll have an introduction to their latest book, a short biography of the author, what inspires them to write, and any advice they have for young writers, all available in exclusive interviews. Since introducing this feature, some of their focused authors to date have been Max Boyce, Rob Gittins, Dai Smith, Eloise Williams, Nicola Davies & […]

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‘Cross-Currents’ – Second Italian/English Anthology Featuring Welsh Poets

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Translating the work of English-language poets has raised the bar for literary translation among postgraduate students at the University of Salerno. Literary translation is a skill that sits comfortably in the background when it’s done well, invisible to the eye and ear; an art form in its own right to delight and engage its audience in whatever language they find it. Correnti Incrociate 2 (‘Cross-currents 2’), the latest in the poetry chapbook series from Mosaïque […]

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Welsh Poetry Anthology!

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‘The Third One’ is the latest compilation from the competition’s organisers and comprises all the winners from the last five years of the contest, namely 2017-2021.  “This third anthology not only cements our position as the biggest and best poetry competition in Wales but also proves there is a viable outlet for talented poets here as well.  A place for writers to be acclaimed on merit and not because of some connection to certain establishment […]

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The Welsh Man – New ‘Cymru Noir’ Novel

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Welsh writer Dave Lewis has just launched his fourth novel, an uncompromising look at the British underworld played out against a background of love and harsh landscapes. Following on from the success of his ‘Cymru noir’ technothriller Hagar trilogy this time Lewis takes us deeper into the human heart. As the tag line for the novel says, “the streets can be savage but so can the heart”. Paul Thorne is no angel.  A hard man […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]