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 forthcoming pamphlet Brood (Seren) is due for publication in November 2016.

Upcoming Readings


Friday 5 August 2016 @ The National Museum, Cardiff
Time: 3PM
Venue: Literature Tent
Address: Nant Yr Ardd, Panteg Lane, Solva, Haverfordwest,
Pembrokeshire, SA62 6TN
Admission: £8.50 (An Afternoon / Evening of Literature with Rhian Edwards – performing on the edge, open-mic, John Harrison – Travel Writer – Going to the Edge of the World, Peter Finch – Roots of Rock Poetry).