Paul Henry is one of Wales’s leading poets. Described by the late UA Fanthorpe as “a poet’s poet” who combines “a sense of the music of words with an endlessly inventive imagination”, he came to poetry through songwriting. His work has been widely anthologised and regularly appears in journals as diverse as New Welsh Review
and The TLS
. Mari d’Ingrid
, a translation of his fifth collection, Ingrid’s Husband
, recently appeared from L’Harmattan and The Brittle Sea - New & Selected Poems
has just been published by Seren. Henry has read at festivals across the UK, Europe and in the USA.
A Fellow of the Welsh Academy and popular Creative Writing tutor, he regularly teaches at Ty Newydd, Wales’s national writers’ centre. He is also an associate lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan. He has guest-edited Poetry Wales
. Henry recently presented the Inspired series of arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales. In late November he will present Do Not Expect Applause
, his programme on the Scottish poet WS Graham, for BBC Radio 3.