Rest in Peace Dear Malcolm , Poet, Translator and Teacher!

Malcolm Parr was one of the original core members of a group of Artists and Writers etc who met at the Westbourne Hotel in Swansea every Tuesday evening without fail . We talked of art and poetry and putting Wales on the map of the World, exhibitions were organised in Prague and the Czech Republic, Bruges, and Swansea, but  the last one was at the Queens Hall Gallery in Narberth. My last trip with Malcolm, Keith Bayliss and Jeff Towns, was to London, to celebrate the life  of Alfred Janes at the Royal Institution, but first it was to Malcolm’s favourite seller bar for a glass of candle lit dry sherry. Many will remember his readings at the Dylan Thomas Centre, packed with his wit and humour. At his wake at the No Sign Bar, poems were read by some of his fellow poets, David Greenslade, David Woolley and David Thomas, January 2020.

Bernard Mitchell