Mari Ellis Dunning



the poet

Mari Ellis Dunning is an award-winning poet living and writing on the coast of West Wales. Mari’s debut poetry collection, Salacia, was published by Parthian Books in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year award in 2019. Mari is a Hay Festival Writer at Work and PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University, where she's studying the relationship between witch-hunts and reproduction/fertility. Her work has featured on The Crunch Poetry Podcast and the BBC.

the poems

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Publishing credits

All poems: Salacia (Parthian Books) which won the Terry

  Hetherington Young Writers' Award, and was shortlisted

  for Wales Book of the Year 2019

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