Robert Walton wins NAFOW Eisteddfod Poetry Competition

7 September 2020 - 09:49am

Robert Walton wins NAFOW Eisteddfod Poetry Competition

7 September 2020 - 09:49am

Robert Walton has been awarded first place in the North American Festival of Wales Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. Inaugurated this year, the competition asked for poems in Welsh or in English on the theme of Gobaith/Hope. The competition attracted entries in Welsh and English, from six nations spanning four continents. 

Robert's winning poem is 'Alphabet' which features a beloved school teacher Mrs Jones who also appears in several poems in Robert's collection Sax Burglar Blues

The North American Festival of Wales is an annual festival organised by the Welsh North American Association. The association's aim is to preserve, develop and promote Welsh cultural heritage and traditions, including the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu.

This year the festival is virtual and available to watch online between the 4th and 30th September 2020. Visit festivalofwales.org to enjoy.