A Lampeter University graduate has released collections of poetry.

Peter Donnelly did a degree in English Literature at Lampeter, followed by a MA in Creative Writing.

“I have recently published my first full length collection of poetry, plus a chapbook,” Peter told Maes.

“Both collections feature poems about Lampeter and the surrounding area of Ceredigion.”

Peter was also inspired by poet Gillian Clarke as he explains in a video on our website.

According to the back of ‘Solving the Puzzle’, this collection “invites readers on a journey of introspection and personal connection. Through a series of beautifully crafted poems, Donnelly explores various themes and emotions, creating a cohesive and thought-provoking book.”

It goes on: “Donnelly’s use of imagery and storytelling allows the reader to engage with the poems on a personal level, relating to the experiences and reflections conveyed.”

His other book, ‘The Second of August’, was a joint runner up in the Buzzwords open poetry competition in 2020.

Both are available on Amazon.

Peter Donnelly with his books
Peter Donnelly with his books (Pictures supplied)