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

April & May Brood Launches

BROOD LAUNCH @ OCTAVOS BOOK CAFE & WINE BAR
MONDAY 3 APRIL
Time: 7.30PM
Address:  West Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 5LJ

Tel: 029 2049 1220
Featuring: Rhian Edwards & OPEN MIC
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BROOD LAUNCH @ CARNEGIE HOUSE, BRIDGEND

WEDNESDAY 19 APRIL
Time: 7.30PM
Address: Carnegie House (The Old Library), Wyndham St, Bridgend, CF31 1EF

Tel: 07789 950 531
Email: info@rhianedwards.co.uk
Admission: FREE (& wine compliments of Gareth L Edwards Ltd)
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BROOD LAUNCH @ SEREN FIRST THURSDAY, CHAPTER ART CENTRE, CARDIFF

THURSDAY 4 MAY
Time: 7.30PM
Address: Chapter Art Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 1QE
Tel: 029 2030 4400
OPEN MIC
Admission: £3
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BROOD LAUNCH @ HOWL @ MOZARTS, SWANSEA

THURSDAY 18 MAY
Time: 8.00PM
Tel: 01792 649984
OPEN MIC
Admission: FREE