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Simone Mansell Broome
Hello and welcome to my newly updated website.
Now that you’re here, what can you do?
You can find out a little about the four recent books I’ve written which are out there, in various physical and online places, in print. There may be a few reviews to read. You can find out a bit about me, but not too much. You can read, listen to and watch me perform some of my writing. You can buy my recent books direct from this website, as there is, of course, a shop. You can see if I’m popping up anywhere to do anything soon. And if you’d like to get in touch with me about a reading, a talk, a commission, a gig, an interview, anything legal really, then there’ll be contact details too.
Thank you/Diolch yn fawr!
Bracing (coming November)
Coming in November a new full collection of poems in three sections Breeze, Blast, and It’s an ill wind. Published by Conrad Press.
Falafels, some frogs and a ferret
“A memoir full of interesting, illuminating stories of family life, swinging from laughter to sadness, pathos to pleasure. There is a richness and depth to how everyday occurrences are told, with a sympathetic wry eye for the nuances of human relationships.
A cwtch in Kyrenia
Simone’s new slim volume of observational, narrative poems, based on a lost-and-found notebook, a journal of a trip to Kyrenia, re-discovered late in 2022.
Valletta and the Year of Changes
Gentle adventures pf a fiery, busy little mouse who squeaks her mind. Sensitively exploring the events of the last few years but with larger messages around family support, community and finding hope.
Getting off lightly
An e-book collection of 17 performance poems which are meant to be read aloud. Two have been published in Simone’s earlier books. Several have darker themes, but humour is a thread linking many of them.
Cardiff Bay Lunch
Full length collection of Poems
“these are lived-in, unblinkered poems of great insight, range and skill… there’s real energy here matched by a dark laugh-out loud humour and above all – they’re readable”
..she observes life around her, and approaches subjects from an oblique angle to show us things we haven’t seen. She is concerned about how we live now, in the ‘justfornowplace’, and the people from her past and present who are her landscape
Recent and upcoming Events
I am at the book fair from 10-5pm on Sat 21st October at the Memorial Hall, South Road, SA46 0DP and doing a reading on stage at 4:15
Sunday 15th Oct from 1:30 As part of the Coracle Europe Fringe festival we are pleased to host another free event at Cwrw: poetry readings and images from Ireland, Wales and Sweden as we welcome poets Colm Kiernan, Simone Mansell-Broome and Erik Nordström. This event...
I will be having a book stall at this event Saturday 26th August 10-4pm Rhydlewis SA44 5QH
I’ll be one of 20 or so magazine contributors who’ll be reading at the launch of Red Poets magazine, issue 29 From 1.30pm In Caffi Soar, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 8UB On Saturday 9th September
Private Viewing Friday 8th Sept 6pm – 9pm
A reading by Simone Mansell-Broome of her new poem ‘An Elegy, A Song’ (local award-winning, published poet) and a performance of a specially written song by Piers Partridge & River Matthews ‘Leave Them a River’.
Book Launch of Simone's new slim volume of observational, narrative poems, based on a lost-and-found notebook, a journal of a trip to Kyrenia, re-discovered late in 2022.’ Sunday 2nd April 2:30-4:00 pm at the Pole Barn, Ceridwen Centre
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