Seren is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and here some of their poets, both established and new, share their work. The poets will be introduced by Amy Wack, who has been poetry editor at Seren since 1992.
Andre Mangeot Blood Rain
André Mangeot has published two previous collections (Natural Causes and Mixer), two books of short stories (A Little Javanese and True North) and written three novels. For over ten years he was a member of the poetry collective, The Joy of Six. His first collection with Seren, Blood Rain, was published in 2020
Rhian Edwards The Estate Agent’s Daughter
Rhian is a multi award-winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs won Wales Book of the Year, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Rhian is also a winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, having won both the Judges and Audience award.
Katherine Stansfield We Could Be Anywhere By Now
Katherine Stansfield’s poems have appeared in The North, Magma, Poetry Wales, The Interpreter’s House and Other Poems, Butcher’s Dog, and as ‘Poem of the Week’ in The Guardian. She teaches for the Open University and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
Abeer Ameer Inhale/Exile
Abeer Ameer’s poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Acumen, Poetry Wales, Planet, Magma, The Rialto, New Welsh Review and Long Poem Magazine. She is a recipient of the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme for 2020 and is a member of poetry performance group, The Spoke. Her debut poetry collection, Inhale/Exile, in which she shares stories of her Iraqi heritage, was published by Seren in February 2021.