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.

Upcoming Readings

August 2014

Saturday 16 August @ The Edinburgh International Book Festival

Voices in the Dark

Time: 8.30Pm – 9.30PM

Venue: Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

Address: Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ

Appearing with: Josh Idehen, William Letford & Rachel McCrum

September 2014

Saturday 6 September @ Velvet Coalmine, Blackwood

Time: 3PM

Venue: Literature Stage

Address: 61-63  High Street, Blackwood, Gwent, NP12 1BA

Appearing with: Rachel Tresize, Clare Potter, Patrick Jones

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Tuesday 9 September @ Pontardawe Arts 

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Pontardawe Arts Centre

Address: Herbert St, Pontardawe, West Glamorgan SA8

http://www.pontardaweartscentre.com

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Thursday 11 September @ Wales Millennium Centre

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Glanfa Stage, Wales Millennium Centre

Address: Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

http://www.wmc.org.uk

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Saturday 13 September @ The Coach House, Cumbria

A Poem & A Pint

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria

Open Mic available

Entry: £4 (£3 Concessions)

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Thursday 25 September @ Cardiff

50th Issue of Poetry Wales

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: TBC

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October 2014

Thursday 2 October @ The London Welsh Centre

National Poetry Day (London Welsh Literature Festival)

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: London Welsh Centre

Address: 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road London WC1X 8UE

http://www.londonwelsh.org

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Saturday 11 October @ Sladers Yard, Dorset

Sladers Yard Poetry Group – Dylan Thomas Night

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Sladers Yard Gallery

Address: West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL

http://sladersyard.wordpress.com

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Friday 24 October – Sunday 26 October @ Mozarts, Swansea

Do Not Go Gentle Festival, Uplands

Time: 7.30

Venue: Mozarts

Address: Walters Rd, Llansamlet, Swansea, Glamorgan SA1 4QA

http://donotgogentlefestival.com

November 2014

Thursday 6 November @ The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

The Shadow of His Hand – How Four Welsh Poets Live Creatively with This Hugely Influential Ghost.

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Dylan Thomas Centre

Address: Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

http://www.dylanthomas.com/dylan-thomas-centre/talks-lectures/

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Wednesday 26 November @ Plymouth College

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Plymouth College

Address: Ford Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6RN

http://www.dylanthomas.com/dylan-thomas-centre/talks-lectures/