Poetry File on RTE Lyric FM: Broadcast Poem 6/4/19


RTE’s Lyric poetry slot in 2019 Each week on ‘Lyric Notes,’ Liz Nolan introduces a contemporary poem, read by the poet. My poem ‘Grace Notes for Amelia’ (offering a narrative on Earhart’s mis-landing in West Wales- yes, a true story ) was broadcast on April 6th, 2019. As part of it I examined the process of writing the work. It can be listened to from here

Reflection on the Poetry of War and Peace in Wales: Assembly for Wales, 19.02.19


Holy Glimmers of Goodbyes 19th February 2019, National Assembly, Cardiff A Day of Reflection on the Poetry of War and Peace in Wales As the centenary of the First World War draws to a close, Literature Wales invites you to a day of reflection and discussion on war and peace, with performances, readings, commissioned lectures, and presentations from some of Wales’ leading poets and writers. The event is kindly sponsored by First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford AM and organised by Literature Wales with generous support by the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-1918 First World War Centenary Programme. The day will include contributions from: National Poet of Wales,… Read More →

Phonica Seven, Smock Alley Theatre DUBLIN 27.11.2017


  Phonica: Seven Monday 27 November 2017 7.30pm  Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre Admission: €7.00 / €5.00 with Anna Jordan Doireann Ní Ghríofa The Quiet Club Mark Tokar Nerys Williams Jona Xhepa     Phonica: Seven features performances from a range of vibrant, award-winning poets, musicians and artists with international outlooks and reputations working in the fields of electronic music, contemporary multilingual poetry, jazz composition, sound art, improvisation and theatrics, classical vocals, broken narratives, and more. Phonica is a series of linked events rooted in Word and Sound and with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, programmed and hosted since early 2016 by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, Phonica aims to explore compositional and performative… Read More →

A Broken Tree: Francis Ledwidge Centenary- National Library Dublin 11.11.17


A Broken Tree consisted of two events: a seminar in the National Library of Ireland from 11am-1pm, and a concert at the National Gallery of Ireland at 3.30pm.  These free events were arranged in partnership with the two cultural institutions. The National Library seminar featured presentations on Ledwidge’s life, his poetry, and Welsh war poet Hedd Wyn.   Contributor: Dr Nerys  Williams UCD  ‘Community of the Black Chair: Encountering Hedd Wyn and Francis Ledwidge’,  talk  re: the Welsh poet Hedd Wyn who was killed on the same day as Ledwidge and is buried very close to him in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

Poetry Reading at Y Gadair Wag | The Empty Chair | An Chathaoir Fholamh: Irish Writers’ Centre


  Y Gadair Wag | The Empty Chair | An Chathaoir Fholamh F Date: Wednesday 13 September Time: 7pm Tickets: Book through Eventbrite   To mark the centenary of the death of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, who was killed on the battlefields of Flanders on 31 July 1917, you are cordially invited to a special performance of Y Gadair Wag (The Empty Chair / An Chathaoir Fholamh) at the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, on Wednesday 13 September 2017. The evening is held in association with the Irish Writers Centre and Poetry Ireland. Bringing together poetry, film and experimental techniques, this new show by Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet of Wales, explores themes of loss… Read More →