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.

Upcoming Readings

JUNE READINGS

IN PARENTHESIS ENGAGE
Friday 3 June 2016 @ The National Museum, Cardiff
Time: 12.00
Venue: The National Museum
Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP

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DYLAN THOMAS SUMMER SCHOOL READING
Saturday 4 June 2016 @ The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Time: 6.00PM
Venue: The Dylan Thomas Centre
Address: 1 Somerset Place, Swansea
Admission: £3
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CREATIVE LIVES OF ARTISTS
Thursday 23 June 2016 @ Carnegie House Arts Centre, Bridgend
Time: 6.30PM
Venue: Carnegie House Arts Centre
Address: Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Admission: FREE

Monthly event for artists and creative people from the borough and beyond to get together and discuss some of the things that are important to them. This is a great opportunity to share your work, to meet other artists and to get involved in some creative discussions. Each event features at least 2 guest speakers. Refreshments provided.

This event is particularly aimed at young people. Come along and hear the stories of how 3 inspirational Bridgend artists and creative people made their way from school to life as a professional artist.

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PENNED ON THE BONT
Thursday 23 June 2016 @ Carnegie House Arts Centre, Bridgend
Time: 7.30PM
Venue: Carnegie House Arts Centre
Address: Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Featuring: Rachel Trezise, Amanda Rackstraw plus OPEN MIC
Admission: £4
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IMAGISTIC
Saturday 25 June 2016 @ Chapter Arts Centre
Time: 6.00PM
Venue: Chapter Arts Centre
Address: 40 Market Rd, Cardiff CF5 1QE
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