Poetry

Rae began writing poetry shortly after the birth of her first child in 2009. Her poem Alms for Anne, was shortlisted in the Arvon International poetry competition in 2010, and her poems The Dunns and Period, which dealt with her experience of miscarriage, appeared in Poetry Ireland Review shortly afterwards.

Rae has since won the Welsh International and Rialto Nature and Place poetry competitions. She was filmed reading her award-winning poem Airlings at the desk in Dylan Thomas’s bedroom in his beautifully restored Cwmdonkin house, and her poem The Swan was used as part of Swansea’s City of Culture bid in 2018. Rae’s poetry also regularly features in The Bay magazine.

Rae’s limited edition pamphlet, five, is available to buy in the shop.