Poem: The Mermaid

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The Mermaid I That smack of the chops the wind does; there’s blood in the air. I am called to the sea again. The black claw beach is a litany of mussels. Shale slips on itself. Each step is a foot placed on uncertainty. I perch in the twisted elbow of a drifted tree. Where are you? I feel your wet eyes. II I feel a sinew in me now, hard as a taut rope, a tensed muscle. They call...

Book: Hyperlocal Journalism

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Routledge has published a book on hyperlocal journalism by Rae and her colleagues, Dave Harte and Andy Williams. In the wake of the withdrawal of commercial journalism from local communities at the beginning of the 21st century, Hyperlocal Journalism critically explores the development of citizen-led community news operations. The book draws together a wide range of original research by way of case studies, interviews, and industry and policy analysis, to give...

Buy Rae’s poetry pamphlet, ‘five’

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Five elements. Five senses. Five poems. In this limited edition pamphlet, award-winning poet Rae Howells presents five poems themed around the classical elements - earth, air, water, fire and aether. The elements weave threads throughout the entire work, but at their heart these poems are concerned with nature and with the importance of exploring our deep human connection with the natural world. The pamphlet consists of five hand-cut tabulated sheets inside a...

Poetry

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Rae began writing poetry shortly after the birth of her first child in 2009. Carol Ann Duffy shortlisted her poem Alms for Anne for 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...

Research

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Rae has a PhD in journalism studies from Cardiff University. She is an experienced researcher and academic writer, with recent clients including the National Trust, the National Union of Journalists and the actor and activist Michael Sheen. She can put together research proposals and reports, and carry out the following research methods: Content analysis  Focus groups Interviews Document analysis Surveys Contact Rae now to discuss your...

Journalism

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Rae Howells has been a journalist for two decades, writing for and editing both magazines and newspapers. She was editor of the Big Issue Cymru, edited Swansea’s Waterfront newspaper and was a founder director of the groundbreaking hyperlocal news service Port Talbot Magnet. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2016 with a PhD in journalism studies. Her research centred on the democratic deficit in towns that lose their local newspaper...

Poems

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Rae's poetry has been published in several journals. Please click the links to read more.   Magma, issue 73, Changelings The Mermaid (an extract was published in Magma; you can read the full version of the poem here)   Envoi In Two Hearts link coming soon   Marble, issue 3 Apis (blog explaining writing the poem)   New Welsh Review 119 Crowsong The Llanlleonfel Church yew   Cardiff Review The sacred well speaks to Mererid   Poetry Ireland The Dunns & Period (pdf)   International Welsh Poetry competition Airlings   Swansea City of...

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