Agent and promoter for acclaimed poet Paul Henry and The Glass Aisle a collaboration of poetry and songs with singer-songwriter Brian Briggs (Stornoway); managed national tour of festival and venues and CD promotion with interviews and air play on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Show, BBC 6Music and BBC Radio 4.
Paul Henry is the author of ten books of verse. Originally a songwriter, he has read and performed his work at literary festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA. A Writing Fellow at the University of South Wales, Henry has presented arts programmes for BBC Radio Wales, Radio 3 and Radio 4. The Glass Aisle, a collaboration with Brian Briggs, singer songwriter of the band Stornoway, has been featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music and has played to festivals across the country including Hay Festival, The Good Life Experience, Festival Number 6, Port Eliot and Oxford Literary Festival and many more. Paul Henry’s new collection of the same title, The Glass Aisle was published on 28 February 2018 by Seren.
Praise for The Glass Aisle:
“In this virtuoso new collection, Paul Henry, poacher-like, tracks the journeys of the heart through landscape, love and loss. He takes his place as one of the most important Welsh poets now writing.” Carol Ann Duffy
“This haunting, elegiac collection, about music, and made of music, leaves a reader’s mind full of phrases, in both senses – verbal, and tonal – and exactitudes that catch the heart and lodge in the memory.” Gillian Clarke