ThE Last Dales Dairy Farm

Published in Acumen, October 2019

Rae was inspired to write a villanelle by a story she saw on TV - that of 80-year-old farmer Jeannie Green, who had been farming in the traditional Yorkshire ways for most of her life, and was heartbroken to be told she would have to give up her beloved cattle, as her husband was too ill to care for them properly.

How We Write poems

Waterstones, Swansea - October 2022

Rae Howells, Emily Vanderploeg and Natalie Ann Holborow discuss how they write poems for National Poetry Day.