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The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

30 September 2016 - 03:42 pm
Following on from his longlisting, Graham Mort has been shortlisted for The University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize, for his poem ‘Ordinary’. The prizewinner this year is Michael Lavers, for ‘Your Father at Fourteen’.You can download Tremble, the anthology of entries for this year’s prize (which includes ‘Ordinary’ by Graham Mort) for FREE on the University of Canberra website.Graham’s most recent poetry...
30 September 2016 - 11:11 am
Poet Paul Henry has collaborated with the singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (best known as the frontman of British indie folk band Stornoway) to create a song version of his long poem-in-progress, ‘The Glass Aisle’, which is inspired by a stretch of the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal above Crickhowell.About the collaboration, Paul Henry says:“Brian Briggs and I are writing songs together, in response to the poem as it develops (I was originally a songwriter). We've written...
19 September 2016 - 11:13 am
Katrina Naomi has been announced as writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini throughout their 'Emotional Archaeology' exhibition.Regarding her being selected for the post she says:I'm delighted to be Arnolfini's writer-in-residence. I can't stop smiling about it. I'm looking forward to Daphne Wright's Emotional Archeology show, I like her themes and approach, and I'm interested in seeing where her art will take my poetry.There will be a number of public outcomes to...
16 September 2016 - 12:05 pm
Join us tomorrow at Conway Hall, 10:30am–4:30pm, for the Free Verse London Poetry Fair. 80+ publishers (including ourselves!) are exhibiting, and there will be free readings and discussions throughout the day.Don’t miss: Seren poets Caroline Smith, Kate Bingham, Judy Brown and Rosie Shepperd will be reading from their latest collections at 11am in the Brockway Room (Conway Hall).  
24 August 2016 - 12:33 pm
Graham Mort has been longlisted for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize 2016, for his poem ‘Ordinary’. The prize celebrates the enduring significance of poetry to cultures everywhere in the world, and its ongoing and often seminal importance to world literatures. See the full longlist on the University of Canberra website.Graham’s most recent poetry collection, Cusp (Seren, 2011) is available from our website and included in the 50%...