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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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24 July 2018
Festival Readings: Summer 2018

Festival Readings: Summer 2018

Remember the snows before Easter? The storms personified with cousins’ names? In a spring that seems an age ago now, I accepted a series of invitations to read at literary festivals.  They seemed so far into the future, that despite advising everyone on Twitter and Facebook to ‘tattoo the dates’ on their forearms, I didn’t […]

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23 April 2018
Summer Festival Readings 2018

Summer Festival Readings 2018

RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Poetry & Art Festival RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Gwyl Celf a Barddoniaeth 8pm – 9pm “Ah Iago, my friend”   Glyn Edwards, North Wales, gives voices to muted members of literature In his forthcoming collection of poetry, Glyn Edwards has given voices to muted members of literature.  He will share […]

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23 April 2018
Poems Spring 2018

Poems Spring 2018

Four outstanding magazines, six poems. ‘Three Poems’ The Lonely Crowd ‘Tombolo’ Strix ‘Little Gods’ The Cardiff Review ‘Antipodes’ EyeFlash

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8 April 2018
Take Me Home a Thousand Times

Take Me Home a Thousand Times

Poetry Day Ireland is March 21st 2018 and the micro-literature project Label-Lit has offered fifty poets around the globe the chance to share twenty verses. Together with poets across Ireland, there will be contributors spreading from England and Scotland all the way to South Africa and Australia.  There will one thousand pieces of poetry stimulated […]

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