ESSAY Kieron Smith

NWR Issue 95

John Ormond: Poetry, Broadcasting and Film

With the publication this month of John Ormond's [i:Collected Poems (Seren, edited by Michael Collins) there is likely to be a surge of interest in this poet-turned-filmmaker-turned-poet-again. Yet, while
most readers with an interest in Ormond will no doubt be aware of his professional career at BBC Wales, the written material on this major aspect of his life, aside from M Wynn Thomas’s Writers of Wales monographof 1997, is pretty scant.

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