Owen Sheers is a Welsh poet, author, playwright, actor and TV presenter. His recent works include The Gospel of Us, made into a play and film starring Michael Sheen, and White Ravens. http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/s/owen-sheers-5204/

Roedd yn awdur ar 'The Passion' a 'Mametz' National Theatre Wales yn ddiweddar

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was a Bohemian-Austrian poet, and is considered one of the most significant poets of the modernist era. Arc recently published a Selected Poems, entitled Pure Contradiction.  http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/r/rainer-maria-rilke-3330/

August 2014 letter, LETTERS TO A YOUNG ARTIST, 'In Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke - counsels a pen pal to "have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart." (image: the Austrian poet, Rainer Maria Rilke)

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, Poetry London, Poetry Wales and the London Magazine. Her poetry collection 'Clueless Dogs' (Seren, 2012) has been shortlisted for the Best First Collection in the 2012 Forward Poetry Prize.

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, Poetry London, Poetry Wales and the London Magazine. Her poetry collection 'Clueless Dogs' (Seren, 2012) has been shortlisted for the Best First Collection in the 2012 Forward Poetry Prize.

Menna Elfyn, prolific Welsh bi-lingual poet. Creative Director in the School of Cultural Studies at the University of Wales. Former Welsh National Children's Laureate (2002) with new collection 'Murmur' forthcoming from Bloodaxe September 2012.

Creative Director in the School of Cultural Studies at the University of Wales. Former Welsh National Children's Laureate with new collection 'Murmur' forthcoming from Bloodaxe September

Having recently turned ninety, Welsh poet Ruth Bidgood has been writing poetry since the 60s. Her latest collection is Above the Forests, published by Cinnamon Press.  http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/b/ruth-bidgood-5052/

Having recently turned ninety, Welsh poet Ruth Bidgood has been writing poetry since the 60s. Her latest collection is Above the Forests, published by Cinnamon Press. http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/b/ruth-bidgood-5052/

Ruth Bidgood was born in Glamorgan and educated at Port Talbot and Oxford University. She returned to Wales and began writing poetry and local history. She was shortlisted for the Welsh Arts Council Book of the Year Award in 1993 and 1997. Her latest collection 'Above the Forests' (Cinnamon, 2012) marks her 90th Birthday.

Ruth Bidgood was born in Glamorgan and educated at Port Talbot and Oxford University. She returned to Wales and began writing poetry and local history. She was shortlisted for the Welsh Arts Council Book of the Year Award in 1993 and 1997. Her latest collection 'Above the Forests' (Cinnamon, 2012) marks her 90th Birthday.

Liam Carson was born in Belfast, and is currently the director of the IMRAM Irish Language and Literature Festival, which he founded in 2004. His creative and critical writing has appeared in a wide range of journals, and his memoir 'Call Mother a Lonely Field' is forthcoming from Seren in September 2012.

Liam Carson was born in Belfast, and is currently the director of the IMRAM Irish Language and Literature Festival, which he founded in 2004. His creative and critical writing has appeared in a wide range of journals, and his memoir 'Call Mother a Lonely Field' is forthcoming from Seren in September 2012.

Kwame Dawes is arguably the foremost poet and editor from the modern-day Caribbean. His works include an anthology of Black British poetry, Red.  http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/d/kwame-dawes-7217/

Kwame Dawes is arguably the foremost poet and editor from the modern-day Caribbean. His works include an anthology of Black British poetry, Red. http://www.inpressbooks.co.uk/author/d/kwame-dawes-7217/

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