Emily Blewitt

Emily Blewitt was born in Carmarthen, Wales. She read English Language and Literature at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (2004-2007), and has an MA in Film and Literature from the University of York (2009). She recently completed a PhD at Cardiff University, where her doctoral research explored the poetic representations of pregnancy by women writers from the nineteenth century to the present day. She has published poetry in The Rialto, Ambit, Poetry Wales, The Interpreter’s House, Furies, Hinterland, Brittle Star, and Cheval. The title poem from her forthcoming Seren collection, This Is Not a Rescue, was Highly Commended in the 2017 Forward Prize anthology.


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Friday 22nd September, 19:00

“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'...