Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Has PEN Cymru had a quiet word?
In a couple of earlier posts we discussed the absurdity (and indeed the appalling implications) of Literature Wales refusing to mention or promote the Welsh Poetry Competition because its web site had links to other web sites which were not "approved" by LW.
That was petty and seriously damaging to LW's reputation, and complaints were made to PEN Cymru, which normally deals with horrid things done to writers in fascist regimes far away from our sheltered shores...........
PEN Cymru declined to intervene formally, but it may well be that there have been quiet words in somebody's ear, since as if by magic, the latest LW announcement does indeed have a mention of the Welsh Poetry Competition, complete with a link to its web site.
So common sense is restored. Thank goodness for that.