Des Mannay

Des Mannay is a Welsh writer of colour. His first poetry collection, Sod ’em – and tomorrow is published by Waterloo Press. He is co-editor of The Angry Manifesto poetry journal. Winner -‘rethinkyourmind’ poetry competition (2015), LIT-UP poetry competition (2019). 2nd/ highly commended – Disability Arts Cymru poetry Competition (2015). ‘Gold Award’ – Creative Futures Literary Awards (2015). Shortlisted in 7 competitions, performed at numerous venues/festivals, and published in various poetry journals. Work in 26 poetry anthologies.

Des has poems in our Global Majority anthology, Where We Find Ourselves, and our Welsh anthology, A470.

Mae Des Mannay yn ysgrifennwr Cymreig o liw. Mae ei gasgliad cyntaf o farddoniaeth, Sod ’em – and tomorrow yn cael ei gyhoeddi gan Waterloo Press. Mae’n gydolygydd y cyfnodolyn barddoniaeth The Angry Manifesto. Ef oedd enillydd cystadleuaeth farddoniaeth ‘rethinkyourmind’ (2015), cystadleuaeth farddoniaeth LIT-UP (2019), daeth yn ail gyda chymeradwyaeth uchel yng nghystadleuaeth barddoniaeth Celfyddydau Anabledd Cymru (2015), a derbyniodd ‘Wobr Aur’ y Creative Futures Literary Awards (2015). Mae wedi bod ar restr fer 7 cystadleuaeth, wedi perfformio mewn sawl gŵyl a lleoliad, ac wedi cyhoeddi ei waith mewn nifer o wahanol gyfnodolion barddoniaeth. Mae gwaith Des wedi ymddangos mewn 26 blodeugerdd.