* Voices on the Bridge * Thursday 22nd June 2023 – Clwb Y Bont, 85a Taff Street, Pontypridd, Wales CF37 4SL. The lineup of poets reading includes Stephen Payne, Nick McGaughey, Susie Wild, Ben Wildsmith, Leigh Manley, Pete Akinwunmi & Rob Cullen. Starts at 7.15pm
Huge Congratulations to Rae Howells, shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2023 for her stunning debut collection of poems The language of bees ( Parthian Books)! I am so delighted by this news. Congratulations to all the other shortlisted writers and publishers as well! With thanks to the judges and to Literature Wales. Read the Literature Wales full story Watch Just Another Poet's recent interview with Rae Howells It seemed appropriate to have a mocktail in the rain… (we're still island hopping in the Dodecanese): This week has also seen us celebrate World Bee Day and Rae's birthday, so why not join us in celebrating by treating yourself to Gower Lavender's The language of bees giftbox? This limited edition gift set is the perfect bee-tastic present. You get a jar of yummy locally-produced honey, a honey dipper, some beeswax melts, a bee decoration, a bar of our bee-friendly lavender soap, and a signed book of bee poetry, all packaged up in an eco-friendly box.