The Waking Hour | Maureen Weldon
Maureen Weldon is Irish living in NE Wales with her partner. A former professional ballet dancer and teacher, Maureen’s poetry has been published in magazines, journals and anthologies. In 2014 she represented Wales and won an award at Ukraine’s Terra Poetica Poetry Festival, and her poems have been translated into Ukrainian and published in Vsesvit Magazine. Her poster Poem ‘Reflections Among the Trees’ was included in an art exhibition at Theatr Clywd in North Wales and her poem ‘Midnight Robin’ won ‘Poem of the Month’ at Second Light Live. Maureen was published by Crannóg magazine in Galway and read at their event. She is a member of The British Haiku Society, Stanza Cross Border Poets and a long-standing member of Chester Poets.
‘I have known Maureen for many years, since the time she came to poetry nights held in a Bookshop. She read a poem there one night that struck a cord and that poem stayed with me ever since. That is the strength of her writing and here you can experience this for yourselves. She writes with humanity, wisdom, insight and humour, and it is a joy to be able to read more of her fine poetry.’
—Jim Bennett, The Poetry Kit
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