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

14 February 2011 - 11:41 am
Martin Shipton will launch his brand new title Poor Man's Parliament at the Senedd (National Assembly building). Wednesday 16th Feb 6pm - Media Briefing Room, Senedd 2011 is perhaps the most crucial year in the history of the National Assembly for Wales since the referendum to establish it in 1997 and the first elections in 1999. The timely publication of Poor Man's Parliament provides through its record of the first ten years of the Assembly's life and the issues that surface during that...
4 February 2011 - 03:42 pm
When Simon Hicks sent on to me an email from Karen McDowell in New Zealand I was intrigued. This is what Karen had written: “I wonder if you could pass on my address to Anne Cluysenaar. I believe my mother (Muriel Paxton) was her first children’s nurse in Belgium. I have a reference from Sybil Cluysenaar dated May 1938, 93 Groeselenberg, Uccle, Belgium.” As I was indeed born at that address in 1936 I emailed Karen. She sent a bunch of photos in reply. “Well the Internet...
1 February 2011 - 11:41 am
Seren's poetry reading series 'First Thursday' is back. Join us at Chapter Arts Centre this Thursday, 3rd Feb for a 'Poetry Wales Special'. Winner of the Poetry Wales 'Purple Moose' Competition, Graham Clifford is reading from his recently published pamphlet Welcome Back to the Country. Poetry Wales editor and author Zoë Skoulding will also be reading along side Graham. Thursday Feb 3rd, 7.30pm, £2 Media Point Room, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.  Peter Finch will be reading...
26 January 2011 - 09:59 am
Derek Walcott won the 2010 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry with White Egrets. The winner was chosen from a field of ten highly-regarded poets, two of whom were Pascale Petit and John Haynes, both published by Seren (2010). The judges of this year's Prize, Chair Anne Stevenson, reached their decision after months of deliberation and debate. Anne Stevenson said "This year's exceptionally strong and varied shortlist made it difficult to choose the winner."  The winner was announced at...
16 January 2011 - 06:33 pm
This years Ted Slade Award goes to  Peter Finch, poet, critic and Chief  Executive of Academi, the Welsh National Literature Promotion.  The award is given annually to a person who is, in the opinion of the selection panel, has given unstintingly of their time and efforts over many years to promote poetry to a wider audience.  Nominations for the award are made by members of Poetry Kit, and  the selection is made from suitable short listed nominations, by an ...