Our 2023 poetry competition concludes with a prize giving, poetry readings and panel discussion with two of the judges on 2 March 2024. You can see the full results here.
The judges said “Some strong themes emerged from the poems – love, loss, grief, belonging, language and the passing of time. Some captured the landscape in a general way. Many demonstrated why for so many of us, landscape is a source of hope and solace, and something to which we have very personal connections – demonstrating why land use is so passionately debated. The entries also reveal the power of poetry to allow otherwise quiet voices to be heard. By listening to each other in this way, we respect that our differing opinions come from deep wells of emotion. In this way, poetry can take the shoutiness out of debate. ”
The event will run from 3-6pm in the Library at Neuadd Pantyfadwen, Pontrhydfendigaid. All are welcome. Entrance is free; £1 for tea and cakes. You can register to attend here
To highlight how fragile are the uplands we celebrate, the photograph above shows the site proposed for some of the turbines of the Esgair Galed Energy Park next to Glaslyn, in the northern Cambrians. Photo courtesy of Maya Bimson.