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

POETRY WITH RHIAN EDWARDS & CARDIFF MA CREATIVE WRITING
MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2018
Venue: Flute & Tankard Pub (upstairs)
Address: Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BX
Time: 7PM
Entrance: FREE
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PENNED ON THE BONT WITH GWYNETH LEWIS & OPEN MIC
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER 2018
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address: Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Entrance: £5
Join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word that celebrates writers from Bridgend and beyond. Hosted by award-winning local poet Rhian Edwards. featuring guest poet, former Bard and Bloodaxe poet Gwyneth Lewis and open mic.
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SUNDAY SESSIONS @ OCTAVOS, CARDIFF BAY WITH RHIAN EDWARDS  & PAUL DEATON
SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2018
Time: 2-4.30PM
Venue: Octavo’s Book Cafe
Address: West Bute St, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5LJ
Entrance: £5
Join me and fellow Seren poet Paul Deaton for a spot of Sunday poetry at the exquisite bookshop/ café in the Bay.
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