P-06-1282 Create a National Poetry Library of Wales




This petition was submitted by Ben Gwalchmai, having collected a total of 410 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

Currently, England has 2 and Scotland has 1 but Cymru – “gwlad beirdd a chantorion” – has none. This lack of a National Poetry Library of Wales is a gap in our cultural, national life. Though the National Library in Aberystwyth is an excellent institution, it’s not yet a place that helps poetry blossom. Only a dedicated Poetry Library can be the archive for some of our oldest poetry, be the place of pilgrimage & growth for our poets, and be an institution that bridges our bilingual poetic traditions.


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This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 27/06/2022.


The Committee considered the petition and given that the petitioner has already met with the Welsh Government and been invited to draft a proposal for the Deputy Minister, Members congratulated the petitioner, expressed their appreciation of the need to preserve and promote Welsh poetry, and agreed to close the petition.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 27/07/2022.



Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Montgomeryshire
  • Mid and West Wales


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 14/06/2022