Rhian is a multi-award winning poet. Her first collection of poems Clueless Dogs (Seren 2012) 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.

Rhian’s second full collection The Estate Agent’s Daughter (Seren 2020) is due for publication in June 2020 and can be pre-ordered now.

Rhian also has two pamphlets of poems Parade the Fib, (Tall-Lighthouse 2008), which was awarded the Poetry Book Society Choice for autumn 2008. Brood (Seren 2017) is an illustrated pamphlet of bird poems, containing beautiful and original charcoal magpie drawings by artist Paul Edwards.

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

2020 Readings

Venue: Room of Your Choice
Address: Chez Vous
Time: 7.30PM
Contact: sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com (who will send you a link for the event)
You can also pre-order a copy of the book at:


On Tuesday 16th June, we are delighted to be hosting the virtual launch of Rhian Edwards’s highly anticipated second collection The Estate Agent’s Daughter.

The Estate Agent’s Daughter is the eagerly awaited follow up to Rhian’s Wales Book of the Year-winning debut collection Clueless Dogs. Acute and wryly observed, the poems step forth with a confident tone, touching on the personal and the public, encapsulating a woman’s tribulations in the twenty-first century.

“…fast-talking, wise-cracking and worldly wise” – Zoë Brigley

To join us on the night, please RSVP to sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com who will be happy to send you the link.