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:
SUSTAINABLE WALES 30TH ANNIVERSARY @ THE GRAND PAVILION, PORTHCAWL
THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2017
Venue: The Stage Door @ The Grand Pavilion
Address: Porthcawl, CF36 3YW
Feat: Robert Minhinnick, Rhian Edwards, Kristian Evans, music from Honey Peg with Earl and Pearl Alive Band
COLLECTIVE @ THE LITTLE MAN COFFEE COMPANY, CARDIFF
WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2017
Time: 7.30PM to 10.30PM
Venue: The Little Man Coffee Company
Address: Ivor House, Bridge Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EE
Featuring: Sophie McKeand, Rhian Edwards, Paul Deaton, Bob Walton, Rhian Elizabeth, Kate North and Mari Ellis Dunning
Don’t miss out on this incredible collection of poets!The event is FREE but there will be alcohol, coffee, tea, cake and books available to buy.
PENNED ON THE BONT @ CARNEGIE HOUSE, BRIDGEND
WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY
Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)
Address: Wyndham St, Bridgend, CF31 1EF
Featuring: JOE DUNTHORNE & SOPHIE MCKEAND & OPEN MIC
t: 01656 815757 (9am-1pm)
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SEREN @ CORNERSTONE POETRY FESTIVAL, CARDIFF
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2018
Time: 2PM to 2.45PM
Venue: Pantry Cafe
Address: The Re-Vamped Church, Charles St, Cardiff (Just behind M&S)
Multi-prize-winning performance poet Rhian Edwards reads from BROOD, her pamphlet inspired by the birth of a child and the breakdown of a relationship. There will be a brief discussion of the vivid artwork, magpie drawings by noted ’Welsh group’ artist based in Cardiff, Paul Edwards.
(40 min in Pantry Café, poetry reading with screen presentation of art)
The event runs all weekend feat: Jonathan Edwards, Paul Henry, Emily Blewitt, Susie Wild, David Foster-Morgan, Katherine Stansfield, Stephen Payne, Philip Gross, Valerie Price, Cyril Jones, Damian Walford Davies, Richard Gwyn, Clare Potter, Gwyneth Lewis, Robert Minhinnick, The Bristol Spoke Collective and Gillian Clarke