Rhiannon Hooson

Rhiannon Hooson was born in Mid Wales in 1979, where she lived until moving to the north of England in 1998. She studied and later taught at Lancaster University, where she was awarded first an MA in Creative Writing (with Distinction), then a PhD in Poetry. Her first pamphlet, This Reckless Beauty, was published in 2004, and in 2008 she received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines and anthologies. She now lives in the Welsh marches after time spent living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Rhiannon’s debut collection, The Other City, is new from Seren.

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Friday 22nd September, 19:00
Cardiff

“To be born Welsh is to be born privileged; not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but music in your blood and poetry in your soul.” There’s a whole raft of exciting new poetic voices breathing fire into Brian Harris’ famous words. This showcase gives a platform to some of Wales’ most exciting new poets: Rhiannon Hooson, Rhian Edwards, Emily Blewitt, Sophie McKeand, Susie Wild, Natalie Ann Holbrow and Rhys Milsom. Seren is proud to have published the debut collections by three of these young poets: The Other City by Rhiannon Hooson, This Is Not A Rescue by Emily Blewitt and Rhian Edwards'...