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.


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Author Events

Monday 7th August, 16:00 to Saturday 12th August, 10:00

Jonathan Edwards is guest reading on this week long course which will consider how best to articulate our thoughts about the body; the body praised, the body mourned, the body touched, the body in decline, the body in ecstasy; how we can translate the paradoxically physical and ephemeral body into poetry on a page. An exciting and engaging course which will use workshops, close readings and discussion to explore the body in a poem and the body as a poem. Our bodies, and the bodies of those around us, are often how we first make contact with the outside world and how we articulate our own...

Sunday 9th July, 18:15

Seren poets Jonathan Edwards and Rhiannon Hooson are participating in 'Enemies: Ledbury Contemporary Poetry in Collaboration'. The Enemies project, led by S.J. Fowler, has created over 200 events, in 18 countries, with over 500 poets. Enemies: Ledbury will première collaborations written by poets both attending and participating in the Festival. Expect original, dynamic new poetry, evidencing the open, inventive power of collaborative poetry in the 21st century. The poet comes up against something other than themselves in the writing of every poem, and in the shaping of every fragment of...

Wednesday 5th July, 15:00 to Saturday 8th July, 15:10

Jonathan Edwards will be performing a specially commissioned poem about Market House everyday this week at 3pm. This is one of a number of short readings throughout the week.  Drop in to experience these ten minute events in locations around Ledbury. Admission is Free. For further information visit the Festival website here: