Menna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright who has published 15 collections of poetry, children’s novels, libretti for UK and US composers, plays for radio and television in Welsh and English. Her bilingual volume Murmur (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) was a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation. Her work has been translated into twenty languages. Her recent bilingual collections are Bondo, (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) and a literary memoir Cennad (Emissary) (Bloodaxe Books, 2018). Cwsg (Gomer, 2019), a part-fiction, part-memoir book on sleep saw Menna being awarded a Creative Wales Award. Her poetry collection, Tosturi (Mercy) was published in 2022 by Cyhoeddiadau Barddas. She is Professor Emeritus of Poetry at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David and President of Wales PEN Cymru. In 2022, she was awarded the Chomondeley Award by the Society of Authors, for her invaluable contribution to Welsh poetry both in the UK and internationally.
Welsh-language Weekend Course: Poetry
This is a Welsh-language weekend course focusing on writing poetry. Click through to the Welsh side of the website for more details. We encourage those who are learning Welsh to a higher level, or those who have lost confidence in their Welsh skills but are looking to get back into it, to join us on these Welsh-language courses – where you will be met by encouragement and support. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss the suitability of these courses for you.
Elinor Wyn Reynolds
Elinor Wyn Reynolds is a poet, editor and writer. Born in the Rhondda, she grew up in Carmarthen and has now returned to live in Carmarthenshire. She has curated several collections of poems and stories, such as Llyfr Bach Priodas (Gomer) and Llyfr Bach Nadolig (Barddas), and in 2019 she published her first novel, Gwirionedd (Gwasg y Bwthyn).