Soon to hit the shelves is a new issue of Poetry Wales, focusing on 'Poetry and the Visual'.
Alongside such big names as Dannie Abse, Peter Finch, David Greenslade, and Pascale Petit, I am delighted to be included with my essay 'Visual Poetics in Wales: A Note on Previous Engagements'.
Writing this piece was a particular pleasure: it gave me the chance both to correspond with a number of practitioners of visual poetics in Wales - including Alison Bielski, Peter Finch, Philip Jenkins, and J. P. Ward - and to re-print some classic visual poems from the late 1960s/early 1970s.
Jasmine Donahaye, one of Wales's most exciting young poets, will be reading at the University of Wales, Lampeter on Wednesday 17th March: 5.30pm in the Canterbury Building, Lecture Room 14. All welcome, admission free.
After her reading, Jasmine will be in conversation with me. Then there will be a chance for questions from the audience.
Further to my earlier post about Slanderous Tongues, Daniel Williams has kindly sent me the cover-image for the book. So here it is...
Daniel Williams's edited collection of essays, Slanderous Tongues: Essays on Welsh Poetry in English 1970-2005 (Seren), will be launched at the 2010 conference of the Association for Welsh Writing in English. The conference takes place at Gregynog from 26-28 March 2010, with the launch itself starting at 6pm on the 26th.
The collection contains my long essay 'Repositioning Wales: Poetry after the Second Flowering' which attempts to chart lines of development though Wales's Anglophone poetry over the past 40 years or so.