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Ness Owen

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Biography

Ness Owen lives on the island of Ynys Mon off the North Wales coast. She writes poetry, plays and short stories and lectures at a FE college. Her poems and stories have been published in a variety of anthologies including in: Arachne Press https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shortest-Longest-Night-Cherry-Potts/dp/1909208280 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dusk-2018-Stories-Solstice-Festival/dp/190920854X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525943549&sr=1-1&keywords=Dusk+arachne+press https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outbreak-Peace-Stories-poems-response-ebook/dp/B07JXYK5GB/ref=zg_bsnr_4542832031_4/261-5683924-1308714?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1XY7R1YKCD18W3JAKGWJ Mother's Milk Books https://www.amazon.co.uk/Forgotten-Fantastical-Modern-Fables-Ancient/dp/0995451648/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525943628&sr=1-1&keywords=the+forgotten+and+fantastical+3 and in Three Drops Press, RS Thomas Responses and Here and Now, The Global Citizen Project. Her poems have appeared in the journals: Poetry Wales, Red Poets, Mslexia, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Fat Damsel and Culture Matters Journal. Her shorts plays have been performed in The Sherman Theatre(Cardiff), Chapter Arts(Cardiff), Clwyd Theatre Cymru, Galeri Bar(Caernarfon) and The Ucheldre Centre(Holyhead). Plays available at: http://www.lazybeescripts.co.uk/ She is a member of Cybi Poets and a co-organiser of the Cybi Festival. https://cybifestival.wordpress.com/

Samples

March They wanted us broken stranded away from our- selves and each other rifts deepening between us drip fed fear, anger, hate It’s always someone else’s fault they wanted silence no-one to question why difference is a problem, a worry, a threat silence won't shape our future end hate-driven discontent watch us gathering, hear the tread of our feet like others before us marching for what we know is right our voices not alone but amplified louder than the ballot-box , join us march where you’re standing they can’t ignore us all. Ness Owen (Published in Culture Matters Journal and in the Loop Gallery, London)

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