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Hiraeth Turned Salty in the Pharynx

They rolled hiraeth around their mouth like needles;

earmarked it for an allied nation to

conceal in homesickness, misconstruing

a weight that tears at the ligaments of our tongue.

French Translation

Ils ont enroulé Hiraeth sur leur bouche comme des épines ;

qui le destinait à une nation alliée pour qu’elle puisse

dissimuler le mal du pays, une mauvaise interprétation

un poids qui déchire les ligaments de notre langue.


https://soundcloud.com/rhea-seren-phillips

A SoundCloud account that I can no longer access or download the content because I’ve forgotten my password. It is still an interesting way to pass half an hour to an hour with a cup of tea and biscuit though.


Short-Term Development Work with Parallel.Cymru was published the 30th of January 2019. It can be viewed here. 


Short-Term Development Work with Parallel.Cymru

It was a cold Autumn afternoon that I met Neil Rowlands, friend and founder of Parallel.Cymru, to discuss an opportunity for short-term development work at Parallel.Cymru. A bisgedi Bourbon and te mochyn later I was yn ddigon ffodus to sign a contract to write an introduction to Welsh poets throughout the centuries. I don’t want to spoil the surprise but I am very excited to be supporting the innovative and captivating Parallel.Cymru once more!

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Datblygiad Tymor Byr Gweithio gyda Parallel.Cymru

Roedd yn brysur oer yn yr hydref a gwnes i gyfarfod â Neil Rowlands, ffrind a sylfaenydd Parallel.Cymru, i drafod cyfle ar gyfer gwaith datblygu tymor byr yn Parallel.Cymru. Bourbon a bochedi yn ddiweddarach roeddwn i’n ddigon ffodus i arwyddo cytundeb i ysgrifennu cyflwyniad i feirdd Cymreig trwy’r canrifoedd. Dydw i ddim eisiau difetha’r syndod ond rwy’n falch iawn fy mod yn cefnogi’r Parallel.Cymru arloesol a chysurus unwaith eto! Esguswch unrhyw gamgymeriadau. Rwy’n dysgu siarad Cymraeg.

25.10.2018


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Four poems published in Molly Bloom, Issue 17.

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Bilingual representations (Welsh and English) of three articles from The Conversation and one article from The Luxembourg Review by Parallel Cymru with future articles planned.

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Visiting poet. Ballygar annual carnival. Ballygar, Ireland. 06.08.2018

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Introductory workshop to Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language. Hosted by People Speak Up, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli. 15.06.2018

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Soapbox (July 2018). ‘Justice’ Welsh poetic form poem included in Issue 110.

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Cheval 11 includes three of my poems (p111).

Two of my poems have been published in this month’s Poetry Wales (July 2018)!


David Greenslade talking on Prynhawn Da (6.32-12.16) in Llanelli (19.06.2018). The Welsh Lady exhibited in Glorious Disgust is featured towards the end of the interview. 

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Audio of two of my poems that have been published in The Lonely Crowd 

Issue 9 includes two of my poems (p109).

You can find an essay explaining what influenced the two poems on The Lonely Crowd’s website (https://thelonelycrowd.org/2018/06/05/on-writing-madness-and-the-sea-laughed-and-the-stomach-blushed-rhea-seren-phillips/).


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Two poems published in Molly Bloom, Issue 15.

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Envoi includes my poem, Burning Down the Field of Trees (p27).

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How the Welsh developed their own form of Poetry. 8th March 2017.

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How Poets Revived the Story of the Last Welsh Princess of Wales. 4th August 2017.

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Dissident Voice- Poetry on Sunday, Our Primordial Nightmare (14th January 2018).

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Dissident Voice- Poetry on Sunday, Parasomina (28th January 2018).

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Gogoneddus Ych-a-Fi: an exhibition of work by contemporary Surrealists curated by David Greenslade (B Block Gallery Space, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff; February – April 2018).

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Dissident Voice- Poetry on Sunday, The Cunning Little Vixen (28th January 2018).


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