The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.
Katrina will be sharing her clay-smeared poems at the Feast & Flames event. Katrina was the first ever Poet-in-Residence here when she wrote a notebook-full of poems inspired by the Leach Pottery and by learning to throw on the wheel. Her highly acclaimed second full collection, The Way the Crocodile Taught Me, was published by Seren in 2016. This event will round-off Leach Pottery's 10 Year Anniversary celebrations and as well as Katrina's reading includes food, drink and a live firing. For further information visit Katrina's website: www.katrinanaomi.co.uk
Join us for the launch of Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal (Seren 2018) which explores the poet’s loss of her hometown of Normal, Illinois through her parents’ deaths, the sale of the family home, and the effects of climate change, a collection at once innovative, emotive, and deeply resonant. Tickets: £4 - £10. For further information and to book visit: www.toppingbooks.co.uk
You are invited to the premiere of a new choral work by Tom Harrold with words by Grahame Davies. 'A Glasgow Elegy' has been commissioned by Glasgow University to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Grahame is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 15 books in Welsh and English and his poetry has been translated into many languages. For further information visit Grahame's website: www.grahamedavies.com
Set on a stretch of the Monmouthshire to Brecon canal, the stunning long poem, The Glass Aisle (Seren 2018), with songs is a collaboration between two major talents in poetry and music: poet Paul Henry and singer-songwriter and Stornaway front man Brian Briggs. With songs composed ‘out of a poem’, and brought to life in Brian Briggs’ clear tenor voice, this work breaks down the borders between the poem and the song lyric while offering a timeless, affecting elegy to the displaced. Two presences loom in the poem: Marconi, who conducted his experiments for radio on this particular part of the...
You are invited to the American premiere, on Armistice Day, of a new choral work by Paul Mealor with words by Grahame Davies. 'The Souls of the Righteous' is a Requiem commissioned by the Chapel Royal of Scotland to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice. Grahame is a poet, novelist, editor and literary critic, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. He is the author of 15 books in Welsh and English and his poetry has been translated into many languages. For further information visit Grahame's website: www.grahamedavies.com