Ben Gwalchmai

Ben Gwalchmai is a maker, worker, writer who was W.N.O.’s writer-in- residence, a Historical Novel Society ‘Editor’s Pick’ for his novel Purefinder [2013], and a shortlisted poet in the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2016.

In 2018, he was joint-winner of the Indigo First Collection Prize with Zoe Williams – the resultant collections of which [Hag and swimming in locks // kites over marches] came out in 2018 and 2019, respectively.


swimming in locks // kites over marches (Indigo Dreams Press, 2019) Link:

“Kites”, LossLit (Issue 8, 2018) Link:

“[three poems]”, Poetry Wales (Winter, 2017) Link:

“[two poems]”, Zymbol (Issue 6, 2016) Link:

Purefinder (Cosmic Egg Books, 2013)

Upcoming events and forthcoming publications

Further information

Twitter: @BenGwalchmai