• Our new series of poetry pamphlets celebrates the beauty, history and lively everyday goings-on in four areas of Wales: Pembrokeshire, Snowdonia, the Borders, and the capital city of Cardiff. Each pamphlet comes with an envelope and a postcard – keep them for yourself or send to a loved one.

    Discover Wales through poetry – new regional pamphlets
  • Gen by Jonathan Edwards wins the Wales Art Review People's Choice Award at the Wales Book of the Year Awards 2019. "The one thing that every poet dreams of when they sit down to write is that one day a reader will connect with, enjoy and be moved by their work." - Jonathan Edwards

    The People's Choice
  • Outside the House of Baal reissued in celebration of Emyr Humphreys' Centenary
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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.


In a ceremony held on then 20th June 2019, it was announced that poet Jonathan Edwards has captured the imagination of the public, once again, to win...
June 2019 - 10:45 am
We are delighted to hear that Seren poet Jonathan Edwards has made the shortlist for the prestigious Gladstone’s Library Writers in Residence award...
June 2019 - 16:30 pm
At an event held at the Southbank Centre on the 10th of June, the longlists for the 2019 Polari Prizes were announced and Seren author David Llewelyn...
June 2019 - 14:25 pm
Literature Wales has just announced its investment in new writing and literary talent with its list of 2019 Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme...
January 2019 - 10:12 am
Renowned Welsh photographer David Hurn is returning to document the 2019 Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival, which is taking place 8-10 February....
January 2019 - 15:27 pm
Banish the January blues and enjoy our January Sale – all our books are half price this week. If you’re a reader of poetry, you’ll love Paul Henry’s...
January 2019 - 09:58 am
We received a huge number of excellently crafted poems for this year’s Christmas Poetry Competition, and it was a difficult task for our judge, Amy ...
November 2018 - 16:23 pm
To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, and to honour all those affected by violent conflict anywhere in the world,...
November 2018 - 11:48 am
We’re now past Halloween and that means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun – whether we like it or not. Perhaps you’re running low on...
November 2018 - 11:03 am
The closing date to enter the Troubadour International Poetry prize is getting close (Mon 22nd Oct), so with that in mind, here's 5 good reasons to...
October 2018 - 14:43 pm


Thursday 27th June, 18:00
Open Eye Gallery is delighted to host Deryn Rees-Jones’ launch of her fifth poetry collection, Erato (Seren 2019) , a Poetry Book Society...
Friday 28th June, 19:45 to 22:45
Come and celebrate The Cellar Bards 7th birthday with our special guest, top poet and Costa Poetry Award winner, Jonathan Edwards. Open mic as usual...
Thursday 4th July, 19:30
Join us at Chapter Arts centre on Thursday 4th July to celebrate some wonderful works of fiction by Jayne Joso and Katie Munnik, as well as poems by...
Brampton Bryan, Bucknell
Sunday 7th July, 10:30 to 17:00
Join us for a feast of poetry from 10.30-5pm at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan, with poets Jonathan Edwards, (Costa Poetry Winner 2014), Paul Henry...
Tuesday 9th July, 22:00
On Tuesday 9th July, Peter J. Conradi will appear on a special episode of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3 discussing Iris Murdoch and The Sovereignty of...
Friday 12th July, 19:30 to 21:30
Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards’s first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales...
Sunday 14th July, 16:00
On Sunday 14th July Peter J. Conradi will appear on the panel of BBC Radio 4's Open Book for a special episode discussing Iris Murdoch on the eve of...
Monday 15th July, 14:00 to Saturday 20th July, 12:00
This course, led by Jonathan Edwards and Patience Agbabai,  will engage with the idea of poetry as play, exploring the joy of messing about with the...
Monday 15th July, 19:00
On Monday 15th July, Peter J. Conradi will be giving an after dinner address at the Iris Murdoch Centenary Conference, St Anne's College, Oxford. The...
Sunday 21st July, 15:00
Rowan Tree Readings in association with Books Upstairs is delighted to host a poetry reading with three outstanding poets, Deryn Rees-Jones, Tess...

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