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 1st October, 19:30

Join us on Thursday 1 October for Virtual First Thursday: A National Poetry Day Special. We will be joined by Rhian Edwards and Marvin Thompson whose collections The Estate Agent’s Daughter and Road Trip (Peepal Tree) are National Poetry Day Recommended Reads, and Sarah Wimbush whose pamphlet Bloodlines won the Mslexia/PBS Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019 (which has just opened for entries for 2020). Tickets £2 (plus admin fee), available from www.eventbrite.co.uk.  We will host our usual open mic after the readings. Why not bring along a poem on the National Poetry Day theme of Vision (not...