The poems that inspire me

Poetry Wales recently asked me to tell them about the poems, poets and collections that inspire me. Here’s what I wrote!

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass: Book Announcement

The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass: Book Announcement I am delighted to announce that The Wrong Side of the Looking Glass, a collaborative pamphlet I have been working on alongside Natalie Ann Holborow, will be published by Black Rabbit Press as a beautiful limited edition paperback, paper cut cover edition, as well as by Infinity…

Voices on the Bridge

An evening of live music and poetry starting at 7:30, globetrotters bar, November 15th.

Poetry at Ye Olde Murenger, Newport

Come and see us at Ye Olde Murenger in Newport on 19th September, and maybe pick up a book or two! Rhian will even sign your bum if you ask her nicely 😉

Salacia: the sensational Goddess behind the poetry

Salacia Saltwater, femininity, sensation, emotion In ancient Roman mythology, Salacia was the female divinity of the sea, worshipped as the goddess of salt water who presided over the depths of the ocean. She was the wife and queen of Neptune, god of the sea and water. As the story goes, Neptune wanted to marry Salacia, but she was supposedly in ‘great…

Salacia: my debut poetry collection

Exciting news! My debut poetry collection, Salacia, will be launching in Spring with Parthian Books. I’m really pleased to be able to announce that my debut poetry collection, currently titled Salacia, will be released with Parthian Books in Spring 2018. Though I’m still tinkering with the final manuscript, the collection is primarily an amalgamation of poetry…

The Terry Hetherington Young Writers Award

Once again, the Terry Hetherington Award ceremony was a fantastic event, featuring a cocophany of talented young writers. It was lovely to see new, previously unfeatured winners this year, another testament to the quality of this award, which prioritises the quality of a piece over the history of an entrant. On a personal note, I…

Persi’r Arth Pompom Addasiad Cymraeg / Welsh Adaptation

OEDDECH CHI’N GWYBOD BOD ‘NA ADDASIAD CYMRAEG O PERSI’R ARTH POMPOM AR Y FFORDD? Fel awdures o Gymru, mae fy iaith a’m gwlad yn holl bwysig i mi, ac felly mae cyhoeddi addasiad Cymraeg o’m llyfr yn rhywbeth naturiol ac hanfodol. Cat Elan, menyw creadigol a thalentog dros ben, sydd wedi cyfieithu’r llyfr, gan addasu…

We’re taking Percy to Aber Writing Fest!

… One Month Countdown!! A new festival hosted by some well-known literary talents will be held in Abergavenny in April this year. Abergavenny Writing Festival coincides with the launch date set for Percy the Pompom Bear, making it the perfect place to debut the book! This week, the postman brought me a lovely surprise –…

The Aberystwyth MA Anthology of Creative Writing

Wales Within: an Easter update Since September 2014, I’ve been working with a few of my fellow students at Aberystwyth University on putting together an anthology of Creative Writing, written by the people of Aberystwyth. Over Easter, the collection has been taken to the printers, where it will be produced and made into a full…