• Applications are now open for writers in Wales to submit essay proposals for Cymru and I, a book of 10 non-fiction essays written by members of Inclusive Journalism Cymru. There is no set theme or focus but the essays should aim to reflect something interesting and unique about the writers’s experiences of contemporary life in Wales. Find the full details of how to apply on the Inclusive Journalism Cymru website. Open until 20th February 2023.

    Seren partners with Inclusive Journalism Cymru to publish book of non-fiction essays
  • Kim Moore wins for Forward Prize for Best Collection 2022
  • Series 1 of The Seren Poetry Podcast saw us interview 9 Seren poets about all things poetry, including their latest books. Listen to the full box set now on all podcast platforms. To subscribe, simply search ‘The Seren Poetry Podcast‘ in your favourite podcast app and click ‘follow’ or ‘subscribe’ to have all future editions delivered straight to your podcast feed. Subscribe now.

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  • Did you know you can now buy eBooks directly via the Seren website? We have a range of titles across poetry, fiction and non-fiction for you to choose from. Browse eBooks. Our eBook of the month recommendation is Lockdown Wales by Will Hayward.

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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 ...