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


Sunday 8 Nov @ Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum & Galleries of Wales
Time: 1PM & 3.15PM
Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum & Galleries of Wales
Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
Admission: FREE

THROB: EXPOSURE promises to be an engaging and lively presentation of new music, poetry and dance followed by an optional ‘conversation’ between the audience and Sue Williams, Dr Nick Ossei-Gerning, poet Rhian Edwards, composer Pete Wyer, dancers and choreographers Romain Guion and Marta Zollet, co-director Roy Campbell-Moore

THROB: EXPOSURE is part of the art-meets-medicine project. Visual artist Sue Williams is bringing together the artistic and medical world to lift the taboo of talking about sexual dysfunction. The result is THROB, a series of conversations, exhibitions and performances that are combining painting and drawing installation, music, poetry and dance.

At the heart of the unique art-meets-science encounter is the partnership between the multi-award winning artist and erectile dysfunction specialist and cardiologist Dr Nick Ossei-Gerning who brings his expert knowledge and the shared experience of his patients to the ground-breaking initiative.

Sue leads a creative team that comprises poet Rhian Edwards, composer Pete Wyer, dancers and choreographers Romain Guion and Marta Zollet at four events in October and November in Cardiff and Newport. THROB is co-directed by Roy Campbell-Moore.

For details of the project and all four events, please visit http://nomorepink.com/throb.html


Friday 13 Nov @ Riverfront Theatre, Newport
Time: 7.00PM
Venue: Riverfront Theatre
Address: Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG
Admission: £5