Marvin Thompson quits as PW editor

Marvin Thompson Stepping Down as Poetry Wales Co-Editor

Marvin Thompson has announced that he’ll be stepping down as co-editor at Poetry Wales three weeks after he and Zoë Brigley were appointed as the first joint editors of the magazine.

In a statement shared on Twitter, Thompson wrote:

“It’s with great regret that I have to tell you that I won’t be able to take on the role of co-editor Poetry Wales. As the new school year approaches I realised that I have misjudged the time, as a teacher and as a parent, that I would have available to work on the magazine.

As recent events have shown, Poetry Wales is doing important work, especially in the commitment to combat racism and inequality, which I applaud.

Poetry Wales is one of the UK’s leading poetry magazines, discovering new voices, packed with the sort of writing I want to read, and I urge everyone to read it and support it. I wish it well for the future.”

statement from Marvin Poet

Poetry Wales have yet to release a statement. More updates to follow.