Paul Henry came to poetry through song writing and is the author of 11 books of verse, including The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems and Boy Running. A Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales, he has read and performed his work at festivals across Europe and also in the USA and Asia. Described by the late U.A. Fanthorpe as “a poet’s poet” who combines “a sense of the music of words with an endlessly inventive imagination”, his poems have been widely anthologised. Also a broadcaster, he has presented arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 3 and 4.
Poems after Poems
Poems after Poems will interest those who wish to explore how new poems can emerge from existing ones in the rich cultural and historical canon. We’ll be reading poems and borrowing a single image, form, metre or theme you find inspiring to create your own. We’ll also look at translating poems between Welsh and English and other languages. Working both independently and as a group, we’ll breathe new life into old poems, exploring how language changes. Whether you’re new to poetry or experienced in the art, this weekend course in Tŷ Newydd’s friendly, supportive environment will help you to develop your technique.
Stephen Knight has published six collections of poems: Flowering Limbs, Dream City Cinema, The Sandfields Baudelaire, The Prince of Wails, A Swansea Love Song, and, for younger readers, Sardines and Other Poems. His novel, Mr Schnitzel, was the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year in 2001.