Forthcoming readings/events


14th – 19th October: Garsdale Retreat, Yorkshire Dales: 'Writing Poetry' course. Guest reader: Stephen Knight. Click here for details/bookings.

23rd August: Between the Trees Festival - Niche Stage: Merthyr Mawr: Performance of 'The Glass Aisle' with Brian Briggs. Click here for details/bookings.

4th May: Caught by the River: Day Out, Kingston, Lewes, Sussex. Showing of 'The Glass Aisle' film by Nick Fallowfield-Cooper. Click here for details/bookings.

11th – 15th March: Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Gwynedd: 'Poetry and Songwriting' course. Co-tutor: Brian Briggs. Click here for details/bookings.


22nd November: 'The Singing Page' online Poetry workshop - The Poetry Business; 11am - 12.30 GMT. Click here for details and tickets.

A song version of the poem 'Kicking the Stone', co-written with Brian Briggs, can be heard on 'Stornoway's' new album 'Dig The Mountain!' released October 2023. The original poem appears in Paul's collection 'Boy Running'.

11th October: 'Counter-rhythms' - Y Gaer, (Brecon Museum) LD3 7DW - responses to 'Hill-rhythms', a David Jones exhibition, with Chris Meredith and Rhiannon Hooson: 7pm.

Malayalam magazine cover photo June/July 2023: Feature article on recent work, along with translations of six poems into Malayalam, by Keralan poet and translator Anitha Thampi.


April: As If To Sing, Paul's next collection, appears from Seren.

16th June 2022, 7pm: online launch of As If To Sing Click here for details.

4th – 9th July: Garsdale Retreat, Yorkshire Dales: 'Writing Poetry' course. Click here for details/bookings.

31st July: 'As If To Sing: Poetry & Music' - Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival The Atrium, Adam St., Cardiff. Click here for details/bookings.

22nd – 26th August: Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Gwynedd: 'The Poetry of Place' - poetry course. Co-tutor: Menna Elfyn Click here for details/bookings.

17th September: Cheltenham Poetry Festival: 2pm,The Swan, Cheltenham – poetry reading, with Eric Ngalle Charles and Hilary Llewellyn-Williams. Click here and here for details/bookings.

18th September: R.S. Thomas Literary Festival, Eglwys Fach – poetry reading, with Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch. Click here for details/bookings.


Seren Cardiff Poetry Festival: 'Cave Songs' - with Brian Briggs: poetry & songs. Click here for excerpt: Paul singing Put on the Sun.

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.

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.