Siân Melangell Dafydd arcade poets Mab Jones

Digithon Lit | Arcade Poets

As part of Wales Arts Review’s Digithon, Arcade Poets presents a film of readings from Mab Jones, Siân Melangell Dafydd, and others. 







Readers are a selection of Arcade Poets plus a few Poetry in the Arcades competition entrants.  In order, they are:

Emily Cotterill (funder of Poetry in the Arcades, honorary Arcade Poet!) Emily is the author of award-winning, Laureate’s Choice pamphlet, The Day of the Flying Ants, and was recently on tour with Poetry Wales magazine.

Angela Graham (competition entrant) Angela is a multi award-winning film-maker and writer. She was one of this year’s 100 Women of Wales on Twitter.

Thomas Tyrrell (competition entrant) Doctor of English Literature, Wales Arts Reviewer, Piratical Balladmonger, Writer and Reciter of Verse.

Marcelle Newbold (competition entrant) Marcelle loves poetry as a way of exploring inner digressions. She addresses the unexceptional as precious moments. A member of The Dipping Pool writing group, she lives in Cardiff, Wales where she trained as an architect.

Mab Jones (Arcade Poet) Mab has won various awards, made some BBC Radio 4 programmes about poetry, and is currently Writer in Residence of Cardiff Wetlands. She helped coordinate Poetry in the Arcades.

Siân Melangell Dafydd (Arcade Poet) Siân is an author, poet, translator & editor. Her novel Y Trydydd Peth won the 2009 National Eisteddfod Literature Medal. She has been published in many anthologies in Wales & abroad. Her novel Filò is newly published by Gomer.…

Sarah McCreadie (competition entrant) Sarah is obviously very talented (says Mab!). Please find more of her work at @Girl_Like_Sarah on Twitter and at her Facebook page, Sarah McCreadie Fan Club

Please also check out the websites of project organiser and all-round amazing arts dynamo, Dan Green:,

Poetry in the Arcades was generously funded by For Cardiff: