Kritya Festival

This is an event discussing language and poetry with two poets and academics under the guidance of Kritya Festival and the renowned Rati Saxena:

Y Pethau Diwethaf

Fortnightly Welsh language column from the Western Mail first published on 15 April 2021: Mae’r cyfnod clo hir yma wedi ein gwneud i feddwl yn fwy manwl am y pethau cyntaf a’r pethau diwethaf yn ein bywydau. Alla i ddim â meddwl am Y Pethau Diwethaf heb feddwl am gyfrol hyfryd ac ysbrydoledig yr annwyl ddiweddar Gwyn Thomas. Roedd e … Read More

Diary of Events/Readings 2021

April/ Ebrill 13: Conclave: World Poetry Reading 16.00 – 17.30 pm April/ Ebrill 17: Cardiff Poetry Festival / Gwyl Farddoniaeth – Caerdydd 16.00-16.45 pm Menna Elfyn & Mererid Hopwood : Welsh only/ Welsh learners welcome April/ Ebrill 24: Italian translation event of Bondo by Menna Elfyn with translators Pino Serpillo and Luca Paci (Ludo publisher) tbc April 26/ Ebrill: Ruminating … Read More

Happy International Day of Solidarity Translation

Syringa vulgaris ORIGINAL IN WELSH  by Menna Elfyn ARAGONESE BASQUE BRETON CATALAN ENGLISH FRENCH GALICIAN GREEK HUNGARIAN IRISH ITALIAN OCCITAN ROMANIAN  SPANISH  YIDDISH [and many more upcoming soon here✌] Heartfelt thanks to the following authors and translators: ANDERMANN, Felicitas > AYMERICH-LEMOS, Sílvia > BORZYKOWSKI, Michel > BRUN, Joan-Frederic > CAMPO, Marica > BAJSIC, Tomica > CRISTOFOR, Ion > CSCICSERY-RONAY, Elizabeth > DE PAOR, Emma > DREAN, Patrig > EGIA, Lutxo > ELFYN, Menna > FLORES ABAT, Lluís-Xavier > ISELLA, Gilberto > LAHOZ, Montse > LUTZE, Elija > McNERNEY, … Read More

Wales Arts Review – The Power of the Written Word

Wales Arts Review asked some of Wales’s top writers to pen some thoughts on the future. This new series brings together a wide variety of perspectives and ideas in a vibrant array of styles and forms, expressing hopes for a new way of doing things when the Covid-19 coronavirus is finally overcome. Political, personal, sociological, ecological, cultural – this is an evolving … Read More

Menna Elfyn publishes a Welsh / Catalan volume

Menna Elfyn, Emerita Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has launched a new bilingual version of her popular volume, Murmur – in Welsh and Catalan. Translated from Welsh into Catalan by poet and translator Silvia Aymerich, Menna and Sylvia recently celebrated the publication of their book with two very special events – one … Read More