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

15 August 2010 - 08:53 pm
Read an interview with Costa Prize winning poet John Haynes on the Cyprus Well website www.cypruswell.com His new book-length poem, You, is available now from Seren.
11 August 2010 - 06:53 pm
This weekend you can get not one taster but two of Carol Rumens' new collection De Chirico's Threads. On Saturday 14th the Guardian will include 'De Chirico Paints Ariadne on Naxos' as its poem of the week. The FT doesn't agree with that choice, however, it will print 'Hurbinek's Children' as its poem of the week. Whichever you choose they're both terrific poems from a terrific new collection by one of the outstanding poets in the UK.    And tune into 'Words and Music' on...
22 July 2010 - 05:15 pm
Those curious about the state of Welsh writing could hope for little better introduction than last night's Oxfam Readathon, which brought an extraordinary cross-section of literart talent straight to the Milgi yurt. The standout performance of the evening came from Seren author Peter Finch. A big imposing Welahman dressed all in black, he was forced to hunch in the low - ceilinged yurt like an ogre in a doll's house. The poems he chose were rancorous, unyielding and immensely powerful, and not...
21 July 2010 - 09:15 pm
Two Seren poets have been shortlisted for 2010 Forward Prizes. Hilary Menos' Berg  for the  Best First Collection prize and Kate Bingham's poem 'On Highgate Hill'  for Best Single Poem prize. The winners will be announced at a venue in London on 6th October, the eve of  National Poetry Day. Good luck to both!
21 July 2010 - 09:04 pm
Carrie Etter The Tethers, Carolyn Jess-Cooke Inroads and Hilary Menos Berg  have been shortlisted for the London Fringe New Poetry Award 2010.