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

MARCH 2015

Penned on the Bont (Night of Live Literature)

Thursday 19 March @ Carnegie House, Bridgend

Poetry & Open Mic

Time: 7.30PM

Venue: Carnegie House (The Old Library)

Address: Wyndham Street, Bridgend, CF31 1EF

Admission: £4

Come and join us for an evening of poetry and spoken word that celebrates writers from Bridgend and beyond, hosted by multi award-winning poet Rhian Edwards. There will be a short open-mic at each event.

Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick lives in Porthcawl where he is an advisor to the charity Sustainable Wales. His New Selected Poems appeared from Carcanet in 2012, and in June 2015 he publishes his new novel, Limestone Man (Seren). He will be reading an extract from this, accompanied by Peter Morgan on keyboards, along with new poetry.

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards will read work from his first collection My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren), which has just won the Costa Poetry Prize 2014. Jonathan is from Gwent and has written speeches for the Welsh Assembly Government and journalism for The Big Issue Cymru, and currently works as an English teacher.

For bookings etc: leanne.edwards1@bridgend.gov.uk/ 01656 815 757

Web: www.carnegiehouse.co.uk