Poetry Nights at Ponty Arts
Come and enjoy an evening of poetry. Featuring guests, open mic and occasional workshops. Share your own poetry and enjoy the work of others. Everyone is welcome to read or listen and a friendly atmosphere is guaranteed! for more info email Glyn Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 10th January – Hugh Nicholas
Tuesday 14th February – Rhys Trimble
Rhys Trimble is a Bilingual poet / performer based in Bethesda, North Wales originally from Pontneddfechan. An experienced performer/improvisor interested in medieval welsh language & bilingual poetry, music/poetry, collaborations, digital-art and avant garde writing practices. Recent work includes performances at Dinefwr Festival (click here to see it), Blinc Digital Arts festival, and Eisteddfod 2012 (click here to see it), Aberystwyth Drwm as a member of prosiect Datgeiniaeth – Datgan cerddi penpastwn with Twm Morys, Gareth Sion and Peter Greenhill (http://stiwdiogwellt.com/album/awdl-i-ddewi). Editor of Ctrl+Alt+Del. Ezine and studying for a ‘psychomythogeographical’ PhD in creative writing.
Tuesday 14th March – Kathy Miles
Kathy Miles was born in Liverpool and moved to Wales to study for a BA in English Literature. She subsequently gained a postgraduate diploma in Librarianship, and worked for many years as Outreach Services Librarian at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. She has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing.
Her first collection, The Rocking Stone, was published by Poetry Wales Press in 1988, and in 1995 she produced an edited anthology of poems and photographs, The Third Day: Landscape and the Word for Gomer Press. Her second collection of poetry was published by Cinnamon Press in 2009. Her work has also appeared in many anthologies and magazines, and she won the PENfro Poetry Competition in 2016, and the Bridport Poetry Prize in 2015. Her third poetry collection, Gardening With Deer, was published by Cinnamon Press in June 2016.
Tuesday 9th May – Rosy Wood Bevan
Rosy Wood-Bevan is one of the original Swansea based Pinewood Poets. As a psychotherapist by profession, many of her poems reflect her interest in people, emotions, childhood memories and the landscapes of the external and the internal worlds. Others have a comic edge with playful use of language and witty wordplay. She takes inspiration from her children and tries not to embarrass them too much!
Tuesday 13th June – Richard Foreman
Richard Foreman who says he will perform a mix of poetry and micro fiction. None of his stories exceeds 2000 words, which takes about 15 minutes to read. I’ve been doing performance readings mainly locally and have more scheduled over next month or two. So far they’ve gone down well. More detail on my website