Rhian Edwards

Rhian is a multi-award winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren) won Wales Book of the Year 2013, the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013 and Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice 2013. It was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012. Her pamphlet of poems, Parade the Fib (Tall-Lighthouse), was awarded the Poetry Book Society Choice for autumn 2008. Rhian is also a winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, having won both the Judges and Audience award. She was also the first Writer in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from March to June 2013.  Her new poetry pamphlet, Brood (Seren, 2017), has recently been published.

Rhian’s poems have appeared in the Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, New Statesman, Spectator, Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Arete, Prague Revue, the London Magazine, Stand, Planet Magazine, the New Welsh Review and the Lampeter Review. 

Rhian is a poet and musician and has delivered over 400 stage, radio and festival performances world-wide. She lives in South Wales with her daughter.

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Author Events

Saturday 7th October, 14:00
Hay-on-Wye

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers, has invited five award-winning Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work. Join him and three of those poets, all published by Seren; Rhian Edwards, Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards as they read and discuss the poetry of ‘Swansea’s other poet’ before sharing their own new poems with the audience. Admission is Free but ticketed: www.eventbrite.co.uk Presented in association with Swansea University & Literature Wales.  

Monday 2nd October, 19:30
Swansea

To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers, has invited five award-winning Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work. Chaired by Professor of English and holder of the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University, M. Wynn Thomas, Menna Elfyn and Seren poets Rhian Edwards, Paul Henry,Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards read and discuss the poetry of ‘Swansea’s other poet’ before sharing their own new work. Admission is Free but ticketed: hwww.taliesinartscentre.co.uk In support of...