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 daughter Megan.

Rhian’s latest pamphlet of poems Brood (Seren) has just been published. Launch dates are as follows:

Upcoming Readings

2018 Readings

PODCAST FOR STORIES FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
MONDAY 23 JULY 2018
Join me, Jay Bernard and Simran Uppal for our retelling of myths and fairy stories that we would save from extinction. Mine is Blodeuwedd. Subscribe to the following pocast:
You can also listen to:
Rachel Long, Kate Denereaz,  Leke Oso Alabi,
Inua Ellams, Alycia Pirmohammed, Laurie Ogden
Joelle Taylor, Lucia Dove, Niroshini Somasundaram
Kayo Chingonyi, Phoebe Stuckes, Kade Walker
Miriam Nash, Leo Boix, Nick Garrard
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POETRY STAGE @ PORT ELIOT, ST GERMANS, CORNWALL
SATURDAY 28 JULY/ SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018
Venue: Poetry Stage
Address:  Church Street, St. Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5BQ
Featuring: Meself, Francesca Beard, Luke Wright, Luke Kennard, Blake Morrison, Salena Godden, Hollie McNish,
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ESCAPING THE EGO @ 1 WEEK RESIDENTIAL COURSE @ THE GARSDALE RETREAT,
YORKSHIRE DALES
MONDAY 6 AUGUST (4PM) TO SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 2018 (10AM)
Join me and guest tutor Polly Atkin for this wonderful course in this amazing Yorkshire Dales setting:
Character Portraits – Escaping the Ego will focus upon constructing and depicting characters and personalities in poetry, using friends, family, lovers and strangers, objects and emotions, and most fundamentally, writing in the second and third person. This will inject verve and versatility into your writing, while sidestepping the inevitable trappings of purely autobiographical verse.
Hamish and Rebecca are the amazing hosts. Workshops take place in the wonderful music room/ converted stable where you may be treated to a performance by Hamish on the Baby Grand and Rebecca on the cello, both of whom are classically trained musicians. Added to this, Rebecca is an incredible chef, with homemade granola for breakfast, homemade biscuits for morning break and three course meals to die for.
Venue: Garsdale Retreat
Address:  Clough View, Garsdale Head, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5PWNearest station: Garsdale – direct line from Leeds.
You can book the course here:

http://thegarsdaleretreat.co.uk/courses/character-portraits-escaping-the-ego-2018/

PRICES Fee includes all day and evening tutored workshop sessions, readings, accommodation and full board (not including alcohol).Single – En-suite room £760
Single – Shared bathroom £710
Shared Room (2 Beds) £660
Non-residential (inc. lunch and evening meal) £500
TO BOOK £150 deposit payable on booking by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque, to secure place, balance due six weeks before start of course.
Please see Terms and Conditions.
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BETWEEN THE TREES FESTIVAL, CANDLESTON CASTLE, EWENNY, VALE OF GLAMORGAN
SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Join me and my fellow Edwards poet, Costa Prize winning Jonathan Edwards for a spot of poetic edification.
Come camp for the weekend at this unique festival of music, art, nature, science and adventure in the woods and the biggest natural desert in Europe.
Weekend tickets have already sold out, but individual days and weekend glamping tickets are still available!
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