Paul Henry is one of Wales’s leading poets, described by the late U.A. Fanthorpe as “a poet’s poet” who combines “a sense of the music of words with an endlessly inventive imagination”. His work has been widely anthologised and regularly appears in journals as diverse as New Welsh Review and The TLS. Mari d’Ingrid, a translation of his fifth collection, Ingrid’s Husband, recently appeared from L’Harmattan and The Brittle Sea, New & Selected Poems has just been published by Seren. Henry has read at festivals across the UK and also in Europe, the USA and India.
A Fellow of the Welsh Academy and a popular Creative Writing tutor, he ran the Ledbury Festival’s Poetry Cafe at Hereford’s Courtyard Theatre, and is a regular tutor at Ty Newydd, Wales’s national writers’ centre.
He occasionally teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan and has edited Poetry Wales. He recently presented the Inspired series of arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales and also Do Not Expect Applause, his programme on the Scottish poet W.S. Graham, for BBC Radio 3.
Paul Henry lives in Crickhowell.