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30 May 2019
North Wales launch of ‘Vertebrae’

North Wales launch of ‘Vertebrae’

July 4th: Providero Coffee House, Llandudno 6-8 Please feel welcome to attend an informal launch of my debut poetry collection, published by The Lonely Press. There’ll be music and coffee and a reading and a very high chance of a emotionally blackmailed purchase of a signed copy of the book. See you there!

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12 March 2019
‘Divining’ performed in Manchester

‘Divining’ performed in Manchester

My poem 'divining' became the libretto for @olliecomposer to compose breathtaking opera from. @JoeAshmore19 performed the 20 minute piece, accompanied by @MarvoloQuartet at @MusicStChrys in Manchester last night. It was stunning. #aneveningofchambermusic@McrWritingSchl @LitWales pic.twitter.com/IVQdB3ON4R — glynfedwards (@glynfedwards) March 12, 2019 Notes from the event programme: Divining was written in the summer of last year, when the […]

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6 February 2019
An Evening of Chamber Music

An Evening of Chamber Music

There were news reports last summer about paths that had been revealed by the dry weather. I wrote a poem about following these trails with my son, Arthur.It began: ‘the land revealed two tracks it had kept secret for centuries.’ The poem became the libretto for a piece of music composed by Ollie Lambert and […]

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28 January 2019
Outspoken – Neuadd Ogwen – Bethesda

Outspoken – Neuadd Ogwen – Bethesda

On Friday, the inaugural Outspoken event in Bethesda took place to a sold-out Neuadd Ogwen audience.  I  quickly exchanged Dydd Santes Dwynwen cards with my wife at home then hurried along the read some alternative love poems at the new event.  Two of the poems can be read here. while another poem is available in Verve […]

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23 December 2018
An Interview with Jonathan Edwards / Glyn Edwards — The Lonely Crowd

An Interview with Jonathan Edwards / Glyn Edwards — The Lonely Crowd

  Jonathan Edwards was born and brought up in Crosskeys, south Wales. He has an MA in Writing from the University of Warwick, has written speeches for the Welsh Assembly Government and journalism for The Big Issue Cymru, and currently works as an English teacher. 2,870 more words via An Interview with Jonathan Edwards / Glyn […]

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15 December 2018
Books of the Year Recommendations

Books of the Year Recommendations

From The Lonely Crowd’s trio of articles on their contributor’s books of the year, here’s my recommended reading material from 2018: The full article can be read at: The Lonely Crowd: Books of the Year (part 2) Unless it really can’t be helped, I prefer to concentrate on one book at a time.  Yet, at […]

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14 December 2018
A poem included in ‘Eighty Four: poems on male suicide’ by Verve Press

A poem included in ‘Eighty Four: poems on male suicide’ by Verve Press

The chance to write a poem on the barely speakable was powerful; the opportunity to be included Helen Calcutt’s Verve Press anthology is humbling. Eighty Four is a new anthology of poetry on the subject of male suicide in aid of CALM. Poems have been donated to the collection by Andrew McMillan, Salena Godden, Anthony Anaxogorou, […]

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9 November 2018
An Interview with Christopher Meredith / Glyn Edwards — The Lonely Crowd

An Interview with Christopher Meredith / Glyn Edwards — The Lonely Crowd

Christopher Meredith is the award-winning author of four novels and three collections of poetry.

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21 October 2018
Call for entries: The Terry Hetherington Prize 2019 / Cheval 12

Call for entries: The Terry Hetherington Prize 2019 / Cheval 12

  A writer charges to their teens with a pen in hand, trying to score something permanent about the implausible self on the impossible earth. In diaries, journals, blogs, sketchbooks, this writer excavates channels of self-discovery me my I me my I. Gradually, painfully, they become so fluent in digging that they seek instead to […]

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30 July 2018
The Lonely Crowd: Guest Ed – call for subs

The Lonely Crowd: Guest Ed – call for subs

Not conscious that you have been seeking suddenly you come upon it RS Thomas’ ultimate place poem, Arrival, could be equally describing the discovery of any ideal: a lover, a view, a gift. It is also a fine analogy for the seeking and finding of a poem. As Guest-Poetry Editor of Issue 11, I am […]

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