Mari Ellis Dunning’s debut poetry collection, Salacia, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2019. She has since placed second in both the Lucent Dreaming Short Story Competition and the Sylvia Plath Poetry Prize. Mari is a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University, where she is writing a historic novel set in 16th-century Wales, exploring the relationship between accusations of witchcraft, the female body and reproduction/fertility. Mari's second full-length collection, Pearl and Bone, launches with Parthian in October 2022 and is available to preorder now. Mari lives on the west coast of Wales, with her husband, their two sons, and their very adorable poochon.
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