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

22 February 2018 - 03:49 pm
Over the weekend of 16–18 February 2018, Seren and Cornerstone co-hosted  Cardiff’s first poetry festival. In excess of 600 people attended the programme of events, which featured 18 poets including Costa Prize-winner Jonathan Edwards and well-loved Poet Gillian Clarke.Given the success of the festival, Cornerstone’s Project manager and Poetry Festival Patron Christian Brown OBE KSG has appointed Katherine Stansfield as the first Poet in Residence...
5 February 2018 - 10:11 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of A Fold in the River, a beautiful book of poetry by Philip Gross and artwork by Valerie Coffin Price.To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st March:https://www.serenbooks.com/newsletter/signupAbout A Fold in the River:A Fold in the River is the fruit of collaboration between Wales Book of the Year winner Philip Gross and visual artist Valerie Price. Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff at Quakers Yard and his journals are the...
23 January 2018 - 10:13 am
Poet Claire Williamson, whose third collection Visiting the Minotaur is forthcoming from Seren (April 2018), has won Second Place in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition, for her poem ‘Extremities’.Judge Abegail Morley selected ‘Extremeties’ from amongst 308 entries, including poems from previous Sentinel Champions. All the commended and winning poems will be published in print and online on 31st January 2018 in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine. View...
10 January 2018 - 12:10 pm
Celebrated Welsh photographer David Hurn will be joining us for the duration of the Seren/Cornerstone Poetry Festival (16-18 February) to take portrait photographs of the poets involved. Hurn is a leading British documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos. He has published several books of his work, including Living in Wales and Writing the Picture.There is currently an exhibition of photographs from Hurn’s private collection at the National Museum...
5 January 2018 - 10:35 am
2018 has arrived and with it, our January sale. For one week only, please enjoy 50% off all our books!If you’re a poetry reader, then why not buy a copy of Kim Moore’s award-winning The Art of Falling, and a copy of Paul Deaton’s PBS-recommended debut, A Watchful Astronomy.For nature lovers, Iolo Williams’ Wild Places: Wales’ Top 40 Nature Sites will reveal our stunning local wilderness as you’ve never seen it before.If you’re on the hunt for new...