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.
Rhian is also the current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, winning 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, Planet Magazine, the New Welsh Review and the Lampeter Review.
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 husband Blake, their daughter Megan and their dog Lola.
Thursday 25 September @ Cardiff
50th Issue of Poetry Wales
Venue: Jacob’s Antiques
Address: End of St Mary Street, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 5DB
Other Readers: David Oprava, Emily Blewitt, Jonathan Edwards, John Goodby, Damian Walford Davies, Robert Minhinnick, Kevin Mills, Richard Gwyn & Steve Hitchins
Thursday 2 October @ The London Welsh Centre
National Poetry Day (London Welsh Literature Festival)
Venue: London Welsh Centre
Address: 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8UE
Saturday 11 October @ Sladers Yard, Dorset
Sladers Yard Poetry Group – Dylan Thomas Night
Venue: Sladers Yard Gallery
Address: West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL
Thursday 6 November @ The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
The Shadow of His Hand – How Four Welsh Poets Live Creatively with This Hugely Influential Ghost.
Venue: Dylan Thomas Centre
Address: Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR
Wednesday 26 November @ Plymouth College
Venue: Plymouth College
Address: Ford Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6RN