Celtic Life InternationalBelow is a list of various magazines, webzines, blogs and web sites that Dave has been published in or contributed to.

Web links are shown, if available, so why not buy / download a copy as keeping these publications alive is the only way we can halt the bland, boring verse propagated by the arts council elites and ‘Taffia Wales’.

Also, if you are a writer, then why not look these publications up yourself and maybe submit some of your own work.

Magazines / webzines:

Chapel FM Radio
Writing On Air
Poems: Marrakech, Square

Poetry Super Highway
Featured Poet of the Week (March 6-12, 2017)
Poem: R.I.P. John Thomas

Between These Shores
Literary and Arts Annual (Autumn 2017)
Poem: October Again

The Dawntreader (part of Indigo Dreams Publishing)
Poems: My Town, October Again, plus 3 haiku

Celtic Life International
Review: Wales Trails (Nov/Dec 2016)
Following in the footsteps of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the April 2016, website edition, of this quality Canadian magazine sees a great article on Dave and the Welsh Poetry Competition. (March/April 2014)

Dream Catcher
Review: Roadkill by Gillian Drake (in Issue 32)

Roundyhouse Magazine
Review: Sawing Fallen Logs For Ladybird Houses by Agnes Meadows (in Issue 44)
Poems: Lion is 50 Bob, By-Pass, RIP John Thomas

haiku in #17

English Chicago Review
Poem: Terrace (in Issue 4)

Prole, Poetry and Prose
Poem: Heard Yesterday (in Issue 11)

Volume Magazine
Poem: Terminal (in Vol 10)

Morgen Bailey Blog
Poems: Hospital bed, Llangors

The Heron’s Nest
haiku in ‘December issue’

HQ Poetry Magazine
Poem: Sunday Morning, two haiku in #39 & 40

(Irish Haiku Society Journal) two haiku in #19

haiku in #45

Gold Dust Magazine
Poem: Green Grass (Issue 31)
Poems: Like Pitta Bread, October Again (Issue 30)

Poem: Girl from Albany Road
Review: Sawing Fallen Logs For Ladybird Houses

haiku in #12

Red Poets
Poems: From Ponty to Port Elizabeth, Sabi, The Phoenix Capsule, My Hometown, Bike in the River Taff (plus images from SFL), Flatmates, Hard
Magazine covers: #16 and #20

Ink, Sweat & Tears
Poems: Bobby, Merthyr Bus Stop, Quite early one morning

The Journal
Poems: Human Nature, Over weekend washed cobbles (Issue 50, Spring 2017)
Poem: Sirhowy

Poems: Kris cross, Human Nature, Death in Fiji

Monkey Kettle
Poem: Toothless

Bolts of Silk
Poems: Over weekend washed cobbles, a Penguin in Cardiff

Origami Condom
Poem: With a Yes and a No

The Beat
Poem: Skip a Beat

Read This Magazine
Poems: Grinding Down, Afternoon Shift

Gloom Cupboard
Poems: A Kenyan Accident, 41 Ladysmith Rd

Inclement magazine
Poems: Grab, Rev Jones returns home early from Fiji, Bundle

The Seventh Quarry
Poems: House Martins, Bay Day (Issue 25/Feb 2017)
Poems: Elephant, Bandi

Spark Bright
Poem: Africa

Poem: Hope

Square magazine
Poems: A Kenyan Accident, Bobby, With a Yes and a No, 41 Ladysmith Rd, Fragment, Now and Then
Prose: Global Warning

Bottom of the World
Poems: Boats, Miners Dog, Glazed Olives, Human Nature

Open Mouse
Poems: Wordsworth in 2006, Boats

BBC Sport
Column on regional rugby fiasco
Pontypridd pubs review

Great Writing
A few poems online here

Tontine Student Newspaper (University of Edinburgh)
Poems: 41 Ladysmith Rd, Afternoon Shift

New Magazine (African Dreams)
Poem: A Kenyan Accident

Never Bury Poetry
Poem: Bobby

Pontypridd Observer
Former columnist

BBC Scrum V
Former web producer / online journalist
Former blogger / rugby writer


Some poets love to perform. I won’t mention any names but a few writers I know really ‘love it!’ To be honest I always feel I’m a better listener than a reader. I also prefer to read poetry when I’m all alone, in the corner of a quiet pub with a nice pint of HPA real ale.

I wrote the poem below in response to the argument over whether to ‘perform’ or not. In my experience, some poets are great writers, some are great performers, only a few, very rare individuals are both. I’d prefer to be the former if given a choice.

Some Poets

Some poets like to SHOUT!
Some prefer a delicate whisper.
Some poets like to make a fuss
contorting faces like crumpled paper.

Some poets like to move their hands
while others dance and shake their feet.
Some poets like to make you laugh
while others drip death down your street,

but I just like to write
words like raindrop and reflects
…and puppies, tears and cage and yet…
It’s always your scalpel that dissects.

I have read my work at various events. Here are a few I can remember, although I know there’s been quite a few more:

Swansea & District Writers Circle, Civic Centre, Swansea
Poetry talk, plus poems: Various ‘tweets‘ from SFL

Voices From The Bridge, Pontypridd Museum
Poems: Heard Yesterday, Until Tomorrow, The Patriot, 800

Poems & Pints, Gartholwg
Poems: RIP John Thomas, What could the world say, What took you so long?, Eighty-five year old man…

RCT Literature Festival, Penygraig
Poems: Empty Basket, Tweet

Red Poets, Owain Glyndwr, Cardiff
Poems: The Phoenix Capsule

Red Poets, Imperial Hotel, Merthyr
Poems: Macro

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