I am so excited to be returning to Wales, even if just for one night.
I lived and studied there for ten years and my book, Psalmody is based in the towns, hamlets and steep roads of Ceredigion.
I will be reading in the Arts Centre with Words&Words&Words. This innovative poetry and spoken word evening built up a poetry buzz last year and is back for a second season in 2016-17.
Organised by Mary Jacob in association with the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Words&Words&Words features invited guest poets and special slots in conjunction with literary journals such as Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Planet, and more. Here is all the information you need.
The second Words&Words&Words innovative poetry and spoken word session of this season features video poetry showcases from the New Welsh Review, and poetry from Maria Apichella in celebration of her new book, Psalmody. To perform in an open mic slot, please sign up at the Performance Studio at 6:30. All types of poetry are welcome.
- Maria Apichella – Maria’s first full collection Psalmody won the Melita Hume Eyewear competition last year.
- New Welsh Review – featuring three video showcases of poetry
Poetry Showcase 1 – ‘Mare Nostrum’ by Zoe Skoulding & Nia Davies, animation by Daniel Leeman & Jessica Rabey.
Poetry Showcase 2 – ‘Models of Behaviour’. Poems: ‘Bottles & Pebbles’ by Gretchen Tessmer, ’22 July, 2011′ & ‘Malcolm Robinson’s Funeral Services’ by Ellen Bell, & ‘Is He Alive?’ by Eluned Rees. Film by Aled John, produced by Tomos Radford.
Poetry Showcase 3 – ‘Force of Nature’. Poems: ‘Winter Bathroom’ & ‘Piano’ by Louise Warren, ‘Baudelaire’s Woman’ by Eluned Rees, & ‘Betws-y-Coed’ by Carla Manfredino. Film by Aled John, produced by Tomos Radford.