Jonathan Edwards Author

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards was born and brought up in Crosskeys, south Wales. He has an MA in Writing from the University of Warwick, has written speeches for the Welsh Assembly Government and journalism for The Big Issue Cymru, and currently works as an English teacher. He won the Terry Hetherington Award in 2010, was awarded a Literature Wales new writer’s bursary in 2011, and in 2012 won prizes in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award. His work has appeared in a wide range of magazines, including Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review. His poetry collection, My Family and Other Superheroes, was published in 2014 and was the winner of that year's Costa Poetry Award. 

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Author Events

Monday 15th July, 14:00 to Saturday 20th July, 12:00
Cricieth

This course, led by Jonathan Edwards and Patience Agbabai,  will engage with the idea of poetry as play, exploring the joy of messing about with the shape and noise of language, and the seriously great directions this method can lead a poem. Workshops will explore a range of approaches, from the monologue to traditional forms, from the surreal to the love poem. We will draw inspiration from classical myth and from popular culture to create poems that vibrate on and off the page. Individual tutorials will be tailored closely to each participants’ needs, to ensure that whatever your experience...

Thursday 24th January, 19:00 to Thursday 28th March, 21:00

Expand your voice with the thoughts, lives and feelings of others ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.’– Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird From Robert Browning to Carol Ann Duffy, Patience Agbabi to Simon Armitage, a number of writers have explored the joy of how writing from the point of view of someone – or something – else can free the creative shackles and unleash poems of great power. In this online course, Costa Award-winning poet will help you will explore a range of things that...

Thursday 3rd January, 19:30 to 22:00
Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Poetry are delighted to welcome back Jonathan Edwards, who was the winner of the 2014 Costa Poetry Award with his debut collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014). Jonathan will be reading from his new collection Gen (Seren 2018). Plus a sign up on the night for our truly open mic event.  Come along and read your stuff. 3 mins per poet.