The first instalment of issue 1 of MODRON is released today!
1st October 2022
Taylor Edmonds: ‘My Magnolia Tree’
Rachael Li Ming Chong: ‘The Grasshopper as Thermometer’
Paul Henry: ‘Five Trees Fell’
Karishma Sangtani: ‘lichens’
3rd October 2022
Community Article: Leanne Wood: ‘The Best Time is Now: Community Energy’
Former Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, explains her new role facilitating communities to take control of their own energy.
6th October 2022 – National Poetry Day
Patience Agbabi: ‘October Dawn Revisited’
So Mayer: ‘betweensongs 10‘
Pascale Petit: ‘Beast’s Castle’
Penelope Shuttle: ‘whew, what a scorcher, burn baby burn’, ‘medicine for invalid earth’
Coming 31st October 2022
Installment two will feature new poems by Deryn Rees-Jones, Durre Shahwar, Zoë Skoulding, and poets writing in Cymraeg, chosen by Siân Melangell Dafydd. Also look out for Taz Rahman interviewing Anthony Vahni Capildeo, and more community articles featuring ecological-minded projects in culture and the arts.
Please join us at MODRON for a celebratory event on Sunday October 2nd 2022 2pm at Kenfig Nature Centre (Kenfig National Nature Reserve on Google Maps). Meet the editors Kristian Evans, Zoë Brigley, and Taz Rahman, and see readings by Paul Henry and Robert Minhinnick. There will also be a limited number of open mic spaces which you can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free, but parking is £1 for 90 mins or £3 for 3 hours, which helps to maintain the Kenfig Dunes, an area of great natural beauty.