Hen & Chicks,
Poetry Upstairs at the Hen & Chicks, Abergavenny
Tuesday 19th March, 8pm
Supported by Literature Wales
Chris Hall’s publications include: Witchcrafts (Arc), Bneath Cragshaddo (WYSIWYG 2000), Balladz f Bedlam (Stonebridge). His poems have appeared in, among others, Tears in the Fence, Scintilla, Quirk, The Lonely Crowd and Richard Parker’s cricketing anthology Leg Avant. A retrospective collection of poems entitled No Fish is planned for publication by The Collective Press in the near future.
Jonathan Edwards won the Terry Hetherington Award in 2010, was awarded a Literature Wales new writer’s bursary in 2011, and in 2012 won prizes in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review. His poetry collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, was published in 2014 and was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award. His second collection, Gen, was released in November 2018.
Stephen Payne lives in Penarth, and is Professor of Human-Centric Systems at the University of Bath. He was selected by Michael Laskey and Joanna Cutts for the 2010 Smiths Knoll mentorship. Smith’s Knoll published his first pamphlet The Probabilities of Balance in 2010. His first full collection, Pattern Beyond Chance, was published by Happenstance Press in 2015 and shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year.