poet : writer : blogger

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.

Pause -12 months of going nowhere

Adapted from the blog, locklites.co.uk, written in 2020 and 2021, about life on a smallholding and wedding business in rural West Wales.

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”


Juice of the lemon

Poems of Earth : Air : Water

“These are finely observed poems, verses we can all identify with and enjoy… poems to make you think and laugh”.


..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

Art and Poetry show at Mulberry Bush, Lampeter

Art and Poetry show at Mulberry Bush, Lampeter

Currently on display in Mulberry Bush Cafe is a unique Art and Poetry show highlighting pollution issues in our beautiful Teifi river. Art on Troubled Waters will be on display until 16/2/2024 with a Poetry afternoon on 10/2/24 @ 2pm. The show includes the works of...

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Bracing book launch at Mulberry Bush, Lampeter

Bracing book launch at Mulberry Bush, Lampeter

On Sat March 2nd from 2pm. Readings from ‘Bracing’, her newest poetry collection & from her 2023 memoir ‘Falafels, some frogs and a ferret’ ‘I highly recommend this poet’s sense, sensibility, and hearty companionship.’Pamela Petro‘….their truths are universal,...

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Poetry from Ireland, Wales and Sweden

Poetry from Ireland, Wales and Sweden

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...

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