POEM Mari Ellis Dunning

NWR Issue 117

The Visitor

He came every night
for a week,
pawing his hunger
through cavities...

Mari Ellis Dunning is an award-winning Welsh writer of poetry, short stories and children’s books. She lives with her husband on the coast of Swansea, which is sometimes grey and always glorious. Her debut poetry collection, Salacia, is forthcoming with Parthian this autumn. Mari has had work published in the Cheval anthologies, The Lonely Crowd and Banshee Lit Magazine. She is the author of a children’s title in Welsh and English versions, and a fairy-story collection.

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