Penfro Poets – Poetry Showcase

Date(s) - 13/10/2019
12:00 pm

Neuadd y Dderwen


Meet four members of the PENfro Poets, all of whom have new poetry collections published this year. They will read from their work and discuss the writing process. Working together has helped each of them to develop their own distinctive individual voices – which is not such a paradox as it sounds!  The poets are: Helen May Williams, David Urwin, Kittie Belltree and Jackie Biggs.  Chaired by Brenda Squires.

Helen May Williams’ chapbook, The Princess of Vix, is published by Three Drops Press. Her debut full-length collection, Catstrawe, is published by Cinnamon Press. Her translation of Michel Onfray’s Beyond Silence will be published by High Window Press later this year.



David Urwin has been writing poetry for over 45 years. He published his first collection, Towards Humanity (Pinewood Press), in 2015. He regularly reads his work live, recites other poets’ work, and is also known locally for his ‘performance poetry’. He is MC and co-organiser of The Cellar Bards, Cardigan’s monthly spoken word event. Some of his poetry can be found at:



Jackie Biggs published her first poetry collection, The Spaces in Between, in 2015 (Pinewood Press, Swansea). Her second collection, Breakfast in Bed, will be published by Indigo Dreams in Autumn 2019. She is co-organiser of The Cellar Bards spoken word event in Cardigan, and a member of The Rockhoppers poetry performance group. Some of her poetry appears on her blog:  Twitter: @JackieNews



Kittie BelltreeKittie Belltree’s poems have been published in a range journals and her short fiction is anthologized in Cut on The Bias (Honno 2010.)  Her pamphlet moon in scorpio was shortlisted for The Venture Award and she was awarded a Literature Wales Bursary to complete her first full collection, Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks, which is forthcoming from Parthian in October 2019.