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 and her most recent pamphlet Brood (Seren) 2017, was illustrated by Paul Edwards.

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.  ​

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 and Planet Magazine amongst others.  

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.

Her eagerly awaited second collection The Estate Agent's Daughter is available now. 

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Author Events

Thursday 3rd September, 19:30

After taking a summer break, Virtual First Thursday will return in September. Joining us will be André Mangeot reading from his collection Blood Rain and Rhian Edwards reading from The Estate Agent's Daughter.  From September we will be charging £2 for a ticket. Details of where to purchase these will be available soon. In the meantime put the date in your diaries! The readings will be followed by our usual open mic.