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...

Sunday 4th November, 11:30
Aldeburgh

Passport with Strange Fashion event featuring  Jonathan Edwards, Richie McCaffery and Pam Thompson who are all launching their much-awaited second collections. Jonathan's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014), was winner of the Costa Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His new collection, Gen, will be published by Seren in November. Tickets: £10. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.snapemaltings.co.uk