Poetry at Sangam




Rhian Edwards is a poet and musician. 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. Edwards is also the current winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry in Wales, winning both the Judges and the Audience award. She was also the first Writer in Residence at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from March to June 2013. Edwards’ 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. She has delivered over 400 stage, radio and festival performances world-wide. Edwards lives in South Wales with her daughter Megan. Her latest pamphlet of poems, Brood (Seren), was published in March 2017.

Poems by Rhian Edwards

This was the Spring

The Addiction Counsellor

It Is

Prodigal Audience
On the Demolition of The Embassy Cinema (“Bridgend Cinema”) (1939-2011)