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 from 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)



Poetry book recommendations and blurbs:

Karen Pierce Gonzalez, ‘Coyote in the basket of my ribs’ from Keslay Books

‘Pierce Gonzalez’s ‘Coyote in the basket of my ribs’ is an exquisite exploration of restlessness. She expertly transcribes the sadness of the untameable, displaying a deep connection with wildness. Her coyote dream poems are intertwined with a delicate, involving understanding of loss, of dependency on the just out of reach, and the melding of domesticity and other.’


Moira J Saucer, ‘Wiregrass’ from Ethel Zine 

In this hand-finished, debut chapbook, from Ethel Zine, Moira J Saucer explores 19 poems, permitting an insight into a world of loss and discovery. Set over 15 years she reveals her experience through ‘a tent of opaque anguish’, while acknowledging buds of optimism. Her inclination to tend, despite the challenges, and pain, she faces, is apparent through these poignant and moving poems - ‘knitting wholeness together’. ‘Wiregrass’ the title poem, vividly shows the edge of human nature, living in the American Wastelands.‘


Elisabeth Horan, ‘The Mask’ from The Broken Spine:

‘Incredibly powerful, an unashamed assertion of woman, ‘The Mask’ explores the exquisite intensity of desire. An intimate portrait of the cerebral and visceral meaning of yearning, Elisabeth’s lyricism urges uprising: the relinquishing and seizing of control.  The rhythmical sense of abandon within these ekphrastic responses, intwined with Frida’s native Spanish, feed a lingering connection between the artist’s and poet’s tenacious spirits.’


Amantine Brodeur, ‘Falling Slowly’ from Bookhub publishing:

‘Amantine’s ‘Falling Slowly’ promises a journey through longing, the unravelling of relationships, and the shifting patterns of desire for sensual connection. This beautiful affecting collection explores the uncovering of bodies which share intimacy, corporeal proximity of living and loss, the intoxication of dwelling and visceral affection, alongside the brutality of coercion and stratum of toxic behaviours.  Layers of bougainvillea, midnight scents and sepia reflections of the Mesopotamic, travel these gathered poems of love and trauma, centred on a friend’s suicide, through nuanced expression and allegories of nature. Amantine expertly depicts though a lens of spontaneous lyrical language quiet lament, an innate yearning, and devotion to the human condition with all its delicacies. Her poems record the intent of a poem to be written, and the capacity of the feminine laced with discord. ‘