daring wordsmith

Mab Jones

First collection 'Poor Queen' available now from Burning Eye Books.

"A unique talent" - The Times

"She is fantastic!" - BBC Radio Wales

"Absolutely brilliant" - The Guardian

"MAB'S poetry is suffused with a cool wit and a wisdom beyond her years. Her work is beautifully layered and contains bittersweet depths"- Phill Jupitus

"Mab is fab!" - Hugo Williams

"A whirlwind of controlled, lyrical delirium" 

Literary Death Match, USA


News and Events

BACK FROM JAPAN
Mab is just back from Tokyo, where she was funded to learn the Japanese art of rakugo storytelling, thanks to a Creative Wales Award. Find out more about her Japan adventures on her blog,here:

NEW YORK TIMES
Mab's fourth article for the NY Times is about to go to press!

SHORTLISTED FOR LIVE CANON
Mab is one of 25 writers shortlisted for the Live Canon International Poetry Prize, and is now published in the winners anthology. Awards to be announced on 22nd November.

MILLIONAIRE WINS THREE AWARDS
Mab's poem Millionaire, animated by Lauren Orme, recently won three prizes at Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival in the USA, including the Grand Jury Prize. See below.

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more about Mab

Garden Poet

Mab is the first ever Resident Poet in the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Read a poem HERE. A book is forthcoming.

MC / host

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Commissions

Recent commissions include poems for a street art mural, a circus flyer, and a wedding. Please ask for further details.

Workshops

Workshops for schools, festivals, arts events, charities, businesses, and more. Tailored workshops to suit.

Events

Mab organises events from time to time. Her last series was Heartspoken, a night of love-themed spoken word.

Columnist / Blogger /Reviews

Currently, Mab writes a monthly column for Buzz Magazine, and Wales spoken word reviews editor for Sabotage.

Adult Events

Share a confession in The Box. Listen to delightfully daring verse. A range of adult entertainments available.

Children's Events

Poetry and workshops for little ones. Ages 7-12 are my best audience. Includes magic wand and much word wonderment.