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September 2014: At Yelcombe Bottom by Laura Wainwright.
Laura Wainwright has published critical essays in the fields of Welsh Writing in English and Modernism and writes reviews for Wales Arts Review, New Welsh Review and Planet: The Welsh Internationalist. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for Poetry in 2013.
August 2014: The Teacher by Beverly Hughes.
Beverly Hughes is a poet and fiction writer. In 2013 she was shortlisted in the formal category of the Poetry on the Lake XIII International Poetry Competition.
July 2014: My Daughter's Clothes by Sue Moules.
Sue Moules has been published widely in literary magazines and poetry anthologies. Her work has also appeared in two Honno anthologies.
June 2014: The Bridge by Jackie Biggs.
Jackie Biggs worked as a journalist in news media in the UK for most of her career before changing direction two years ago to concentrate on writing poetry.
May 2014: Seaside theatre, end of season by Vanessa Gebbie.
Vanessa Gebbie's first anthology prose publication was in Honno's Safe World Gone. Her poem Immensi tremor oceani won the 2013 Troubadour Prize.
April 2014: Gee Whizz by Ruth Jenkins
Ruth Jenkins lives in Gower and is a triple Literature Alumnus of the University of Swansea. She will launch two books this year, one historic novella for Young Adults and another one a fictional account based on a convent in Swansea
March 2014: Breaking the Ground by Christine Stovell
Christine Stovell has had work published in the Honno anthology Strange Days Indeed and was the winner of the Honno One Sentence Coming of Age competition.
Previous poems of the month:
• Baychimo by Kate Wright
• Rapunzel by Hilaire Wood
• Telescope by Katherine Stansfield
• After the Feast by Emily Blewitt
• I do by Eloise Williams
• Zig Zag by Sue Moules
Honno has published many wonderful books of poetry over the years and in 2012 introduced a Poem of the Month to our website to do more to promote Welsh women poets. The poems were selected from an annual competition. Sign up to our newsletter for news of future competitions.