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New National Poet of Wales — Hanan Issa

Welsh-Iraqi poet, filmmaker and artist Hanan Issa is the new National Poet for Wales (2022-2025). Her collections include My Body Can House Two Hearts (Burning Eye Books, 2019 — available in the library), Essays on the Future of Wales (Repeater Books, 2022) and The Mab (Unbound, 2022). Issa will represent the diverse cultures and languages of Wales and act as an ambassador for its people. Issa is the fifth poet to be appointed to the role, succeeding Ifor ap Glyn, Gillian Clarke, Gwyn Thomas and Gwyneth Lewis.

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She will address the most important issues of our time through poetry, take poetry to new audiences, and encourage others to use their creative voice to inspire positive change. 
Literature Wales