• Inspired by the art restorer’s keen eye and by a vivid empathy for people and events, Restorations, is a journey through memory. Suffused with colour, inspired by thoughts of people and places, by artefacts and how the passage of time shifts perspectives and erodes surfaces, these poems are beautifully complex explorations, full of curiosity and the adventure of seeing and listening. Available now.

    Poetry is art
  • Abeer Ameer writes of her forebears in her first collection, Inhale/Exile. Dedicated to the “holders of these stories”, the book begins with a poem about a storyteller on a rooftop in Najaf, Iraq, follows tales of courage and survival, and ends with a woman cooking food for neighbours on the anniversary of her son’s death. Available now.

    A remarkable debut
  • A unique double from Christopher Meredith
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Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. Many of our books are shortlisted for - and win - major literary prizes across the UK and America.

Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.

News

We are delighted to share that Bloodlines by Sarah Wimbush has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020.  In what was...
November 2020 - 09:43 am
Congratulations to Robert Walton and Abeer Ameer on having their poems highly commended in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2020.  This year...
November 2020 - 15:40 pm
Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling, has won the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition with her poem 'All Night A Bird'.  On hearing...
November 2020 - 15:10 pm
Do you have a fiction or poetry lover in your life but you're stuck for choice? Don't worry, the Seren Mystery Book Bundles are back!  This time of...
November 2020 - 16:38 pm
Saturday 7 November marks the centenary of Elaine Morgan. We celebrate with the publication of a brand new biography by Daryl Leeworthy: Elaine...
November 2020 - 16:51 pm
To celebrate publication of The Stromness Dinner by Peter Benson we're offering one lucky social media follower the chance to win an Orkney hamper...
November 2020 - 11:54 am
Jaki McCarrick, author of The Scattering, has recently had her short story 'The Emperor of Russia' shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story...
October 2020 - 17:03 pm
Yes you read that right, we're already thinking about Christmas! We’re excited to announce the return of our annual Christmas Poetry Competition....
October 2020 - 09:27 am
Emyr Humphreys, the great novelist of twentieth century Wales died on 30 September, at the great age of 101. It is an irony that one of Emyr’s later...
October 2020 - 10:52 am
Last week, the Forward Arts Foundation published the Forward Book of Poetry 2021 containing the best poetry from 2020, including those shortlisted...
September 2020 - 13:02 pm

Events

Sunday 7th March, 19:00
Join The Wordsworth Trust and The Poetry Business at 7pm on Sunday 7th March for an online book launch & live Q&A featuring the winners of...
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Monday 8th March, 19:00
Join us on International Women's Day for an evening of poetry with four wonderful Wales-based writers.  Poetry often helps us through difficult times...
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Friday 12th March, 19:30
Kick off your weekend in style with readings from Jonathan Edwards and Jericho Brown. Wry, deft and curious, Jonathan's poetry has bagged him a...
Monday 15th March, 18:00
Maria Donovan talks about her debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, and her attempt to write it in real time. This coming-of-age novel, which follows...
Tuesday 16th March, 19:00
Rosalind Hudis reads from her new collection Restorations live on Zoom Restorations is a journey into what it means to preserve – a monument, a...
Tuesday 23rd March, 19:00
Join us live on Zoom to hear Grahame Davies in conversation with series editor Peter Finch about his new book Real Cambridge. Cambridge: the right...
Tuesday 23rd March, 19:30 to 21:00
An online evening of poetry from writers who have all drawn inspiration from The Forest Of Dean, with a musical interlude from glorious Lady Nade....

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