Forthcoming readings/events


Paul and Brian Briggs release their new single in July. 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).

'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.

20th - 25th July: Tŷ Newydd Writers' Centre, Gwynedd: Emerging Writers - Poetry and Prose (co-tutor: Alys Conran). Click here for details/bookings

24th September: Bedwas & Trethomas Community Hall, Caerphilly. Poetry workshop for Bedwas Writers' Circle: 1.30 - 3.30pm. Further details from Dinnella Shelton:

30th September, 2pm: Crickhowell Literary Festival - 'The Glass Aisle' - this event explores the stretch of canal that inspired The Glass Aisle's title-poem. Click here for details/bookings.

4th - 6th October: Lake Orta, Italy. Poetry on the Lake Celebration Click here for details.

23rd October: Tŷ Newydd Writers' Centre, Gwynedd: Guest reader - Autumn Poetry Masterclass (tutors: Gillian Clarke and Paul Farley). Click here for details/bookings.

28th November: Tŷ Newydd Writers' Centre, Gwynedd: Guest reader on Wenlock Books' Readers' Retreat For more information and bookings, please contact Anna on

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