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, was published in 2016 by Seren.


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Sunday 25th November, 11:00

Poetry Brunch - three poets, coffee and cake! Join Brenda Read Brown, the winner of the first SFL Poetry Slam, as she welcomes Ben Wilkinson and Rhiannon Hooson to a lovely Poetry Brunch hosted at the splendid Stop! Café in Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Ben's debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, was published by Seren Books in February 2018.  From the thumping heartbeat of the distance runner to the roar of football terraces across the decades, this debut confronts the struggles and passions that come to shape a life. Rhiannon has won major awards for her work, including...