Emily Hinshelwood

A writer, performer and community arts facilitator in south Wales, Emily Hinshelwood’s poetry has been published in many literary magazines including Poetry Wales, Ambit, Aesthetica, and New Welsh Review. She has won the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Bridport prize and the Forward Prize for the best individual poem in 2010. After an early career as an anthropologist in the field of sustainable development for Oxfam, Actionaid, and various UN agencies, she moved to Wales in 1997 and worked as a lecturer at Swansea University before choosing to concentrate on writing and environmental work. She has two daughters and runs a smallholding with her partner in south Wales.


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