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:
TONGUE FU @ THE WARDROBE THEATRE, BRISTOL
FRIDAY 17 MARCH 2017
Address: The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0DF
Featuring: Toby Thompson, Malaika Kegode, Caleb Oluwafemi & Rhian Edwards
BROOD LAUNCH @ THE GREEN ROOM, SUSSED, PORTHCAWL
FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017
Address: Sussed, 4-5 James Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BG
Featuring: Rhian Edwards (Brood Launch) & Open Mic.
Tel: 01656 783962
Admission: £4 & BYOB
BROOD LAUNCH @ NOS DA
MONDAY 3 APRIL
Address: Nos Da (Downstairs), 53-59 Despenser Street Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6AG
Tel: 029 2037 8866
Featuring: Rhian Edwards & OPEN MIC
BROOD LAUNCH @ CARNEGIE HOUSE, BRIDGEND
WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL
Address: Carnegie House (The Old Library), Wyndham St, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Tel: 07789 950 531
BROOD LAUNCH @ SEREN FIRST THURSDAY, CHAPTER ART CENTRE, CARDIFF
THURSDAY 4 MAY
Address: Chapter Art Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 1QE