Poetry Centre Stage
To continue this year’s series of Poetry Centre Stage events, enjoy a full evening of poetry with two remarkable and multi-talented poets. Jacqueline Saphra is a playwright, screenwriter, poet and keen collaborator. Her first book, The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye, 2011) was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. If I Lay on my Back I Saw Nothing but Naked Women was published by the Emma Press (2017) and won the Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. Her latest collection from Nine Arches Press, All My Mad Mothers, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize.
Menna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright. She has published fourteen collections of poetry, children’s novels, and libretti for UK and US composers as well as plays for television and radio. Murmur (Bloodaxe, 2012) was selected as a PBS Recommended Translation. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and her latest collection Bondo (Bloodaxe) was published in 2017 and Cennad (Barddas), a literary memoir, was published in March 2018. She is a professor of poetry, the president of Wales PEN Cymru and has been a columnist with the national newspaper of Wales since 1994.