Forthcoming readings/events


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

9th June 2022: 'Virtual First Thursday' - Guest reader. Click here for details and tickets.

12th June 2022: 'The Presence of Absence' - Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, Herefordshire. Click here for details/bookings.

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.

18th September: R.S. Thomas Literary Festival, Eglwys Fach – poetry reading, with Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.


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.
For an extract from an interview with Bageshree Subbanna of 'The Hindu', click here