Forthcoming readings/events



2021

15th April: 4pm Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival: 'Cave Songs' - with Brian Briggs: poetry & songs Click here for details/bookings.

26th April - 1st May: The Garsdale Retreat, Yorkshire Dales: Poems 'after' Poems - poetry writing course. Guest reader: Mona Arshi. Click here for details/bookings.

Guest poet: 'Poetry Breakfast' Wenlock Books, here.

Paul and Brian Briggs released their new single in the Summer. You can hear the tracks: 'The Breath of Sleeping Sons' and 'Put on the Sun' here.

Both tracks started life as poems (see 'Poems' page).

2020 interview with Poetry Wales here

'They Are Gone But Are Not Silent', featuring Paul's long radio poem for Armistice Day and produced for BBC Radio Wales by Terry Lewis of Tinderbox, has been shortlisted in the 2019 AIB Awards.

'Il corridoio di vetro' a second Italian translation by Chiara De Luca, has been published for Italian readers by Edizioni Kolibris. Click here for more details.

'Ragazzo di corsa' a parallel-text translation, by Chiara De Luca, of the collection 'Boy Running', is published in Italy this year, by Edizioni Kolibris.
Click here to hear a reading of 'Monolocale' ('Studio Flat') from De Luca's translation.

Event news, including solo and 'The Glass Aisle' performances, also on Twitter.



Delighted to be judging for the 2019 Poetry on the Lake International Poetry Competition. Winners announced in October, in Orta.

Ben See reflects on 2018 'Poetry and Songwriting' course at Tŷ Newydd, tutored by Paul Henry and Brian Briggs.

Previous News Items

The Slate Sea - this eclectic book of poems and photographs, edited by Paul Henry and Zed Nelson, has been published by The Camden Trust.

Seren has reprinted The Brittle Sea: New & Selected Poems.
"The Brittle Sea spans a sleek twenty years. Gesturing equally backwards and forwards, it marks Henry's quiet rise as a major lyric poet while whetting the appetite for what is sure to be a very rich later career..."
- 'Poetry Review' (Dai George)

Henry's The Black Guitar, has been published for readers in India.
For an extract from an interview with Bageshree Subbanna of 'The Hindu', click here