Rhea Seren Phillips is a PhD student at Swansea University (2016-2020). She is researching how Welsh poetic measures and metre in English could be used to reconsider a modern Welsh cultural identity.
She has been published in The Edge of Necessary: Welsh Innovative Poetry 1966 – 2018 published by Boiled String and Aquifer Press, Molly Bloom, Soapbox, Cheval 11, Poetry Wales, Envoi, The Lonely Crowd, Molly Bloom, Cheval 10, The Conversation and The Luxembourg Review.
For a list of all publications, please view Miss Rhea Seren Phillips.
Rhea has experience running workshops introducing a Welsh metrical tradition to adults and children. Her workshops focus on developing an understanding of cynghanedd in the English language. She has held workshops in the following: The Swansea and District Writers Circle (1 hour, 2011), People Speak Up, Y Ffwrnes, (roughly 3 hours, 2018) and Ffynone Private House School (1 hour, 2019).
Rhea is a regular contributor to Parallel.Cymru (“People experience Welsh on a continuum of abilities, but the traditional way of producing material is as binary Welsh or English. By presenting unique content side by side, in parallel, sequenced by level of proficiency, readers of all abilities can enjoy reading and ensure the language is accessible to all.” This quote has been taken from Parallel.Cymru’s website). Rhea undertook a short-term development project with Parallel.Cymru starting in 2018. The project introduced Welsh language learners and those interested in Welsh poetry to poets throughout Welsh history, from the 12th to the 21st century. The project was published on the 30th of January 2019. It can be viewed here.