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Indigo Dreams Poetry Evening

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An evening of poetry from 8 writers published by award-winning press Indigo Dreams.

These talented writers will be travelling from all over South Wales & the South West to entertain you!

With drinks & other delightful additions.

From 7.30pm at The Diana Rooms, 25 Diana Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 4TS. #DianaRooms

Supported by Literature Wales.

Featuring: Ben Banyard, Ben Ray, Bethany W Pope, Simon Williams, Susan Taylor, Gareth Writer-Davies, Rachael Clyne, & Mab Jones. Full bios of the poets below.



Ben Banyard lives and writes in Portishead, near Bristol. His poems have appeared widely in print and online, including Under the Radar, The Interpreter's House, And Other Poems, Prole, Popshot, Atrium and Acumen. His debut pamphlet, 'Communing', was published by Indigo Dreams in 2016 and a full collection, 'We Are All Lucky', is due out from the same press in 2018.
https://benbanyard.wordpress.com

Ben Ray is a successful young poet from the Welsh borders who loves using language to explore the world around him. As well as having won the 2015 Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize and publishing his debut collection ‘After the Poet, the Bar’, Ben has been published in and edited several poetry magazines within Oxford University and has read at events and festivals around the country, alongside figures including the Poet Laureates of England, Scotland & Wales. He is currently touring the Forest of Dean with a collection of tailored, location-specific poetry sequences.

Bethany W Pope was named by the Huffington Post ‘one of the five Expat poets to watch in 2016’. Nicholas Lezard, writing for The Guardian, described her latest collection as 'poetry as salvation'.....'This harrowing collection drawn from a youth spent in an orphanage delights in language as a place of private escape.' Bethany was born in North Carolina. She has lived in five countries and six American states. She lived in a South Carolina orphanage from the time she was twelve until she was fifteen. Bethany has an MA in Creative Writing from Trinity, St David's and a PhD from Aberystwyth University. Bethany has won many literary awards. Her poetry collections include: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012) Crown of Thorns, (Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press 2014), Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014) , The Rag and Boneyard (Indigo Dreams 2016), and Silage (Indigo Dreams, 2017). Her first novel, Masque, was published by Seren in 2016. http://bethanywpope.com/

Simon Williams has given many headline readings around the SW, as well as performing in slams and was elected The Bard of Exeter in 2013. He founded the large-format magazine, The Broadsheet and has seven published collections. He co-organises two poetry-based events each month, a pub-based open mic and the Café Culture cabaret of poets, musicians and storytellers, in Totnes.

Susan Taylor has seven published poetry collections, the latest two being A Small Wave for your Form and Temporal Bones, both published by Oversteps Books. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.
An experienced performer, collaborative shows include the award winning Reclaimng the Myths of Dartmoor and Bone Song’s Skeleton Woman.
An ex –shepherd with a keen interest in the natural world and ecology, much of her recent work springs from her fascination with myths and folklore motifs, particularly those related to wolves.
www.susantaylor.co.uk

Gareth Writer-Davies;
Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Erbacce Prize (2014)
Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition, the Welsh Poetry Competition (2015)
He is the Prole Laureate for 2017 and Highly Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition.
His pamphlet "Bodies", was published in 2015 by Indigo Dreams and his next pamphlet "Cry Baby" will come out in 2017.

Rachael Clyne lives in Glastonbury. Her prizewinning collection Singing at the Bone Tree, is published by Indigo Dreams. Anthologies: The Best of 52, Book of Love and Loss, Poems for a Liminal Age. Magazines: Tears in the Fence, Lighthouse, Shearsman, Prole, The Rialto, Under the Radar, The Interpreters House.

Mab Jones is an award-winning poet and writer from Wales. She has authored two poetry collections, presents programmes on BBC Radio 4, teaches at Cardiff University, and runs International Dylan Thomas Day. @mabjones
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