Paul Henry

Described by the late U.A. Fanthorpe as 'a poet's poet' who combines 'a sense of the music of words with an endlessly inventive imagination', Paul Henry came to poetry through songwriting. Born in Aberystwyth and now based in Crickhowell, his work has been widely anthologised and regularly appears in journals as diverse as Poetry Wales and The TLS. A popular creative writing tutor, he ran Ledbury Festival's Poetry Cafe at Hereford's Courtyard theatre and is a regular tutor at writers' centres. He's also taught at the University of South Wales and has guest-edited Poetry Wales. Mari d'Ingrid, a translation of his fifth book, Ingrid's Husband (Seren), was published in France by L'Harmattan. His new and selected poems, The Brittle Sea, appeared in 2010. This was followed in 2012 by its Indian version, The Black Guitar. A regular reader and performer at festivals, he has recently written and presented arts programmes for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. His latest collection, Boy Running, was published in February 2015. 

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Author Events

Monday 9th April, 19:00
London

Singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway) and award-winning Welsh poet Paul Henry perform tracks from their new album 'The Glass Aisle'. 'The Glass Aisle' is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry set on the Monmouthshire-Brecon canal, which has toured UK festivals and played on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2's Folk Show.  Paul’s lyrics transport the listener deep into the frozen landscape on the cusp of spring through the portal of Brian’s pure tenor, in this piece filled with presences including poacher-fisherman John Moonlight, Marconi - who...