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Poetry Book Awards 2021

The organisers of the Pontypridd-based international Poetry Book Awards have announced the winners of the 2021 contest. Congratulations to Jenny Mitchell for her collection ‘Map Of A Plantation‘.  Chosen by our judge, famous Welsh poet Mike Jenkins as this years winner! 1st Prize – Map Of A Plantation – Jenny Mitchell 2nd Prize...

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Estelle Price Wins Welsh Poetry Competition

The International Welsh Poetry Competition 2021 organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious 15th contest, judged by award-winning Welsh poet Kathy Miles, and the overall winner was Estelle Price for her poem ‘iii’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize                  ...

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Welsh Writer Launches New Poetry Collection

Pontypridd writer Dave Lewis has just released his 21st book and tenth poetry collection.  Split into three parts with black and white photographs (paperback), colour (kindle version) to illustrate some of the themes / poems. “This new collection’s voices are wonderfully varied, powerful and haunting. Divided into three sections, Lewis...

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Welsh Poetry Competition – Deadline Extended!

The International Welsh Poetry Competition is now in its 15th year and so in order to give even more poets a chance to enter we’ve extended the closing date by two weeks. Our international, English language competition is open to all and accepting entries now! 1st Prize – £500 2nd...

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Call For Submissions!

The international Welsh Poetry Competition has just launched their 2021 contest.  The 15th international, English language competition is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3rd Prize – £100 plus 17 runners up mentioned on our website and published in our 3rd anthology. Award-winning poet Kathy Miles will...

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Poetry Book Awards – Winners!

Jocelyn Simms Wins The International Poetry Book Awards The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet and writer Dave Lewis, and the overall winner was Jocelyn Simms for her book ‘Tickling the Dragon’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize          TICKLING THE DRAGON – Jocelyn Simms, France 2nd Prize         THE WOMAN WITH...

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International Poetry Book Awards – Shortlist!

The organisers of the Poetry Book Awards have just announced the shortlist of winners for the 2020 contest with some fabulous poetry collections. ‘Amongst our top ten we have various themes: barrack banter, Spanish art, drug addiction and redemption, sexual awakening, personal narratives, the nuclear age, nature and myth, life...

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International Poetry Book Awards

Founded in Pontypridd, South Wales the international ‘Poetry Book Awards’ gives self published writers and small indie press authors a chance to gain recognition in the competitive, and often snobby, world of poetry publishing. After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020

Huge congratulations to Sheila Aldous, who takes top prize in the 2020 contest!  A fantastic poem, Sheila also came 4th with another fabulous entry. The 2020 Winners: 1st Prize        THE DEBT DUE – Sheila Aldous (Devon, England) 2nd Prize      TO PAUL CELAN – Linda M...

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Save The Planet Lockdown Weekend

OK, maybe now is not the time.  We are currently only at the start of a serious COVID-19 pandemic.  The situation is bad and will probably get a lot worse before it gets better, but, it will get better, eventually. At the moment, in the UK, we are all undergoing...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2020

The 14th International Welsh Poetry Competition is now open and accepting entries.   Started in Pontypridd we are now the biggest and most well-respected poetry contest in Wales! The 2020 competition will offer the following prizes: 1st Prize – £500 2nd Prize – £250 3d Prize – £100 plus 17 other...

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So You Think You Know Modern Poetry?

Welsh writer Dave Lewis has just published his twentieth book, a new poetry collection – ‘Scratching The Surface‘. The book is available in both paperback and kindle versions. Already a #1 Amazon Bestseller! Reviews: “The poems are sharp, clear, and confident.  He has a clarity only a real poet possesses.”...

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Scratching The Surface

Just a quick post to tell you about my new poetry collection – ‘Scratching The Surface‘. The kindle version is now available for pre-order at the reduced price of £2.99.  The paperback version will be released on Friday 8th November. Pre-order a copy before Friday 8th November to take advantage...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition

The organisers of the International Welsh Poetry Competition have just announced this year’s winners. The Pontypridd-based, English language contest is the biggest in Wales and once again has received a bumper crop of entries and some fantastic poems from poets from all over the globe! Winners 1stPrize          THE MAP-MAKERS TALE – Damen...

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Writers of Wales

A new project that aims to highlight many of the great Welsh writers in the country, both past and present has been launched.  A-Z listings of as many Welsh (or Welsh connected) writers that can be found from throughout history as well as all the new, modern authors out there...

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Never Seventeen

Award-winning writer, Dave Lewis, has recently published his eighteenth book, a collection of modern, haiku-like moments written over the last few years. Published in Oct 2018 by Publish & Print. This is his second full ‘haiku‘ collection, although others can be found in some of Lewis’s other books. Review: “This...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition

Judy Durrant Wins Welsh Poetry Competition! The Welsh Poetry Competition 2018 organisers have announced the winners of the 12thinternational competition, judged by acclaimed writer Sally Spedding, and the overall winner was Judy Durrant for her poem Prayer To A Jacaranda. The winners were as follows: 1stPrize          PRAYER TO A JACARANDA –...

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New Poetry Collection

Pontypridd writer, Dave Lewis, has just released a new poetry collection – ‘Going Off Grid‘ – which is his seventeenth book and his seventh poetry collection. This modern collection focuses on digital capitalism, the negative influence of big tech and our addiction to data. Lewis is deeply concerned with the...

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International Welsh Poetry Competition

It’s that time of year again folks. Time to dust off those pencils and start scribbling. The biggest and best poetry contest in Wales (founded and based in Pontypridd) is now in its 12th year! Well and truly international with entrants from as far a field as Abu Dhabi, Australia, Belgium, Canada,...