|Looking out, not looking in ..|
|Mark Drakeford, First Minister,|
reading Wilfred Owen
|Ifor ap Glyn, National Poet|
|Ali Sizer, exiled Kurdish writer|
|Nerys Williams, poet and|
|Gillian Clarke, previous national Poet|
J. F. Kennedy is credited with the insightful remark "If more politicians knew poetry and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live" and I couldn't agree more. With the audience at the Senedd yesterday though, I did feel that in many ways the speakers were preaching to the converted; now it's up to us to get out there and to do something about it - deeds as well as words, to adapt the Emmeline Pankhurst motto.