"The Unique voice lies in the music of the language, a distinctly un-English sound, often in a minor key, elegiac but with unexpected leaps of the imagination. Against a Celtic bass-line, she sets her own modern turn of phrase and sense of humour" - Hugo Williams "Rhian Edwards makes the language sing and dance. Join her campaign for the liberation of poetry from all that is dry, stuffy, insincere and boring - " - Christopher Reid "Astounding Welsh poet with performances that get you in the emotional gut - " - Ian McMillan on The Verb, Radio 3. Although her poems are accessible - and I would strongly recommend them to anyone who thinks they don't like poetry - and supremely crafted they are also inhabited by something far rarer, an unerring ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. - TIME OUT - She is a dazzling performer, at ease with the language, sometimes slangy, sometimes lyrical, with undertones of South Welsh speech. Her warmth and humour will make her a popular reader - Gillian Clarke
About the Author
Born in Bridgend, Wales, Rhian Edwards is a poet and musician. Her pamphlet, Parade the Fib, (Tall Lighthouse) was awarded the Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice for Autumn 2008. Her poems have appeared in the TLS, Poetry Review, The Spectator, Arete, Poetry London, Poetry Wales and the London Magazine. She has performed her work in over 300 stage, radio and festival performances world-wide.