Poetry Bio

Marcelle's writing explores place and inheritance.

Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominated, Bridport Prize shortlisted, runner up in the Walk.Listen.Create writing competition, and winner of the Poetry in the Arcades competition,  her poems have been published in online and print magazines including Propel, Ink Sweat & Tears, iamb, and Fly on the Wall Press. Her writing has featured in recent print anthologies by Black Bough Poetry, Maytree Press, Wild Pressed Books, Icefloe Press, and Indigo Dreams.

She was managing editor of Nightingale & Sparrow literary press 2021-2024, and was the coordinator for Gloucester Poetry Festival 2021.

Marcelle lives in Cardiff, Wales where she trained as an architect.

Linktree: marcellenewbold   Twitter: @marcellenewbold



Cambrian Mountains Society poetry competition 2023 - highly commended - 'Day trip to the mountains'

Best of the Net 2023 - nominated - by Black Bough Poetry for ‘With my last exhale’, published as part of the Silver Branch Features Writer Series

Bridport Prize 2022 - shortlisted - for 'Dad was a typesetter'

Walk.Listen.Create ‘Walking Home’ writing competition, 2022 - runner-up - for 'Returning' 

Pushcart Prize 2020 - nominated -  by Black Bough Poetry for ‘Precious’, micro poem published in the the Underland themed ‘Deep Time Anthologies’

Poetry in the Arcades competition, 2020 - winner -  ‘Arcade Hopping’ poem on permanent display within Morgan Arcade in Cardiff City Centre



Managing Editor 

Nightingale & Sparrow literary press, 2021- 2024  


Guest Editor 

Black Bough Poetry,  'In flight' edition, April 2024

Cambrian Mountains Society, Poetry Competition Anthology, February 2024

Feral: a Journal of Poetry and Art,  'Hunger' Issue, June 2022



Echoes, Poetic Letters by Alan Parry, Rare Swan Press, 2022

Co-editor of Ceiling Fan by Kari Flickinger, Rare Swan Press, 2022

Pandemic Anthology, Yarnwhispering, 2020


Competition judge 

Cardiff Writers' Circle poetry competition, March 2024

Competition judge for Stories from the eyes of an owl, Rare Swan Press, 2021



Cardiff Writers' Circle, 'tips for success: poetry competition entries', February 2024

North Bay Poetics, 'prose poetry', July 2023

Rhiwbeina Primary, Year 4 poetry workshops - haibun

Talking Place: a symposium, presentation of paper on urban micro-navigation, July 2022

Cardiff Writers' Circle, 'how to get into print: being a literary citizen', workshop 2022 



Headliner /featured poet:

Voices on the Bridge, Clwb y Bont (not recorded) 

North Bay Poetics, prose poetry event (not recorded)

Ye Olde Murenger Poetry night (not recorded)



Just Another Poet Interview, youtube (video)

Eat the Storms Podcast, Season 3, Episode 3  (audio)

Fevers of the Mind ‘Quick 9’ Interview  (article)



Black Bough Poetry, Silver branch series, writer of the month  (article and audio)

Iamb, wave 8   (article and audio)

Deck the Storms Festive Poetry Party  (video)

Wales Arts Review, Cardiff City of Arcade Poets  (audio)



soundcloud: marcellenewbold