“To be born Welsh is to be born privileged; not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but music in your blood and poetry in your soul.”
There’s a whole raft of exciting new poetic voices breathing fire into Brian Harris’ famous words. This showcase gives a platform to some of Wales’ most exciting new poets: Rhiannon Hooson, Rhian Edwards, Emily Blewitt, Sophie McKeand, Susie Wild, Natalie Ann Holborow and Rhys Milsom.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers, has invited five award-winning Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work. Chaired by Professor of English and holder of the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University, M. Wynn Thomas, poets Rhian Edwards, Menna Elfyn, Paul Henry,Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards read and discuss the poetryof ‘Swansea’s other poet’ before sharing their own new work.
In support of this event the exhibition; Vernon Watkins 1906-1967: Poet of Gower, in partnership with Jeff Towns, Honorary Fellow of Swansea University and Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, includes a group of early manuscript poems, original letters, rare editions of his books, ephemera and photographs of Vernon and his family. The exhibition runs from Saturday 30th September to Tuesday 3rd October, Singleton campus main library.
‘The most profound and greatly accomplished Welshman writing poems in English’ – Dylan Thomas
To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers, has invited five award-winning Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work.
Join him & three of those poets; Rhian Edwards, Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards as they read and discuss the poetry of ‘Swansea’s other poet’ before sharing their own new poems with the audience.
Presented in association with Swansea University & Literature Wales.