The Clarence Hall, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN
Seren Poetry Showcase | Crickhowell Literary Festival
Seren is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and here some of their poets, both established and new, share their work. The poets - Andre Mangeot, Rhian Edwards, Katherine Stansfield and Abeer Ameer - will be introduced by Amy Wack, who has been poetry editor at Seren since 1992. For further detailsand to book visit: Tickets: £8.00 www.eventbrite.co.uk For more information about the Crickhowell Literary Festival visit: www.cricklitfest.co.uk
Andre Mangeot's first collection with Seren, Blood Rain, was published in 2020 and he has published two previous collections), two books of short stories and written three novels. For over ten years he was a member of the poetry collective, 'The Joy of Six'.
Rhian Edwards is a multi award-winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren 2012) won Wales Book of the Year, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Rhian is also a winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, having won both the Judges and Audience award. Her latest collection, The Estate-Agent's Daughter was published by Seren last year.
Katherine Stansfield’s poems have appeared in The North, Magma, Poetry Wales, The Interpreter’s House and Other Poems, Butcher’s Dog, and as ‘Poem of the Week’ in The Guardian. She has published She teaches for the Open University and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She has published two collections for Seren, Playing House (2014) and We Could be Anywhere by Now (2020)
Abeer Ameer’s (pictured) poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Acumen, Poetry Wales, Planet, Magma, The Rialto, New Welsh Review and Long Poem Magazine. She is a recipient of the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme for 2020 and is a member of poetry performance group, 'The Spoke'. Her debut poetry collection, Inhale/Exile, in which she shares stories of her Iraqi heritage, was published by Seren in February 2021.