His next book of poetry out soon is a collection in Merthyr dialect ‘From Aberfan t Grenfell’ ( Culture Matters), with illustrations by Swansea artist Alan Perry. Co-editor of ‘Red Poets’ magazine for 25 years and former editor of ‘Poetry Wales’. Regular blogger on website www.mikejenkins.net . Winner of Wales Book of the Year for collection of short stories ‘Wanting to Belong’ ( Seren). Just returned from Cameroon as part of the Welsh delegation of writers who went to launch ‘Hiraeth/ Erzolirzoli’ , a unique anthology of Welsh and Cameroonian writing.