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 16th July, 19:00

Seren and Cardiff Hubs & Libraries are delighted to host poets Catherine Fisher, Rhian Edwards and Katherine Stansfield for an online reading from their latest collections. Please RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com to receive the link. Hosted by Seren in conjunction with Cardiff Hubs & Libraries. The Bramble King by Catherine Fisher includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop and a clockwork crow: rich tales with imaginative twists and unexpected characters.  The Estate Agent’s Daughter by Rhian Edwards is acute and wryly...