Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 19:30

Chapter Arts Centre
Market Road

First Thursday with three poets from Poetry Wales

Join Poetry Wales for a special St David’s Day First Thursday at Chapter Arts Cardiff. Editor Nia Davies presents three poets for your enjoyment followed by the famous open mic – everyone is invited to read up to one poem or one page of prose.

Ailbhe Darcy is an Irish poet living in Cardiff. Her first collection was Imaginary Menagerie (Bloodaxe, 2011), shortlisted for a Shine Strong Award. Her second is Insistence (Bloodaxe, 2018), out in May. Poems from it have appeared in POETRY, Poetry Ireland Review and Poetry Wales. 
Steven Hitchins’ books include Bitch Dust (Boiled String, 2012), The White City (Aquifer, 2015) and Ilan (Stranger Press, forthcoming in 2018). He runs The Literary Pocket Book press, publishing contemporary experimental poetry in miniature origami editions (, and organises Canalchemy, a walking poetry performance series at locations along the route of the erased Glamorganshire canal (
Julia Rose Lewis is the author of Phenomenology of the Feral (Knives Forks and Spoons 2017), co-author of Strays (Haverthorn 2017), her short book How to Hypnotize a Lobster is forthcoming with Fathom. 


Entry is £3 on the door (redeemable upon purchase of any book).