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.