About Poetry Wales

Founded in 1965, Poetry Wales is a triannual magazine with an international reputation for excellent poems, features and reviews from Wales and beyond. Emerging from a rich bilingual culture, Poetry Wales explores the diverse perspectives of Welsh poetry in English and its international relationships.

Its interest in translation, and in local and national identities in a global context, are at the forefront of some of the most exciting developments in poetry today. The magazine is open to tradition and experiment, publishing poetry from a wide range of approaches. Against this background of dynamic contrast, it offers a lively and informed critical context for the best contemporary poetry.

Please read a copy of Poetry Wales magazine before submitting to get an idea of the kind of poetry we publish. The magazine welcomes ideas for features to appear in the magazine. If there is an article you would like to write for the magazine, or if you are interested in writing reviews of poetry books for us, please e-mail editor@poetrywales.co.uk

Wales Poetry Award is back for 2023! 

Wales Poetry Award is a single-poem competition open to poets worldwide to share their new, never-before-published work

This year, the competition will be open from 3rd October 2023 to 5th February 2024

Find out more about the competition, meet the judge, read the rules and terms, and find out how to enter your work at our website, here

If you have any questions about Wales Poetry Award that are not covered by the above page, please email francesturpin@serenbooks.com

Good luck!

Poetry Wales