Marvin Thompson was born in London to Jamaican parents and now teaches English in South Wales. He has an MA in Creative Writing and was one of three poets selected by Nine Arches Press for the Primers 2 mentoring scheme.
Marvin, who attended Brecon Town Council’s public meeting on Zoom yesterday, wrote his poem, Triptych, back in June. It was a response to the controversial plaque (pictured above), displayed at Captain’s Walk in Brecon, which honoured the memory of Captain Thomas Phillips, after whom Captain’s Walk was named. Phillips was actually a slave trader who lived in Brecon and the plaque was defaced and thrown in the river in June 2020 Learn more here - . https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/plaque-commemorating-slave-trader-stripped-18399609.amp
Mae cyfieithiad Cymraeg o Triptych ar gael ar Youtube - gwrandewch arno fe ‘ma - https://youtu.be/7g9HlPwBLXo
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