News

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

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...
21 December 2017 - 03:32 pm
Seren is thrilled to announce a new winter weekend poetry festival, featuring some of the finest poets of their generation, with readings, films, artwork, music and celebratory lunches at the beautifully restored church venue of Cornerstone in Charles Street, Cardiff.The festival will open on Friday 16 February with a buffet and reading from Costa Prize-winning poet Jonathan Edwards, and will conclude on Sunday 18 February with a celebratory Sunday Lunch, hosted by renowned Cardiff poet...
11 December 2017 - 02:53 pm
It is has just been announced that Katrina Naomi will be poet in residence at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, Cornwall in 2018. This is the first time that the Leach Pottery, one of the most respected and influential potteries in the world, has held a residency for a writer.