Another amazing Creative Writing industry guest: Jonathan Edwards, Editor, ‘Poetry Wales’ (28 Sept)

Creative Writing department at University of Gloucestershire is delighted to welcome another fantastic industry guest for a chat with our students.

Jonathan Edwards’s first collection,My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award, and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second collection,Gen (Seren, 2018), also received the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award. His poem about Newport Bridge was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2019, and he has received prizes in the Ledbury Festival International Poetry Competition, the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition and the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. He has read his poems on BBC radio and television and at festivals around the world, recorded them for the Poetry Archive and led workshops in schools, universities and prisons. He lives in Crosskeys, South Wales, and is Editor of Poetry Wales.

We can’t wait to meet Jonathan on Monday 28th September! If you’re an alumni and you’d like to attend this talk, please contact Dr Lania Knight on

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