Is-fonds / Sub-fonds C - Press, performances, and events

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Press, performances, and events


  • 1974-2016 (Creation)

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9 files

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John Barnie (1941- ), poet and writer, was born in Abergavenny, Gwent. He attended King Henry VIII’s Grammar School, Abergavenny, before studying at the University of Birmingham where he graduated with a PhD in 1969. Following this, he taught English Literature at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he lived from 1969-1982, and in 1979 spent some time in Memphis, Tennessee as an Honorary Fellow for the Centre for Southern Folklore. After returning to Wales, Barnie became the editor of the magazine Planet: The Welsh Internationalist from 1990-2006. Barnie is a prolific poet and writer and has published several collections of poetry, works of fiction, and collections of essays, one of which, The King of Ashes, won a Welsh Arts Council Prize for Literature in 1990. His collection Trouble in Heaven was long listed for Wales Book of the Year 2008. He has also performed in a number of bilingual blues and poetry groups.

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The group consists of papers, 1974-2016, relating to poetry readings, conferences, and music and poetry performances; including printed material, press releases, reviews, articles, programmes and press cuttings.

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Arranged into three series: Press and reviews; Poetry festivals and conferences; and Music and poetry groups.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

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  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Lithuanian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh, German, Dutch, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Turkish, Lithuanian

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Preferred citation: C.


A CD titled 'Fotos Poesie International' (2005), originally included with file C2/2, has been removed for further conservation.

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