Menna Elfyn 




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Menna Elfyn 

Foto © Marian Delyth
* 1952, near Swansea, Wales, المملكة المتحدة
يعيش في: Llandysul, Wales, المملكة المتحدة

Menna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright. She has published fourteen collections of poetry, children’s novels, libretti for UK and US composers as well as plays for television and radio. Her latest collection Bondo (Bloodaxe Books) was published in 2017 and will be published in Italian in 2020. Her work has been translated into over 20 languages, her bilingual volume Murmur (Bloodaxe Books), was selected in autumn 2012 as Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation, the first ever book in Welsh/English to be chosen. In 2009, she won an International Award for her contribution to Poetry in Sardinia.

 Foto © Marian Delyth
Her biography of the Welsh poet Eluned Phillips was published by Gomer and the English translation Absolute Optimist (Honno) in 2018. Cennad (Barddasa literary memoir was published in March 2018.  She has written half a dozen tribute poems to RS as well as a commissioned libretto ‘Hymn to a Welshman’, with composer Pwyll ap Siôn. The harpist Elinor Bennett performed the work at a premiere in Portmeirion in 2001. In 2015 she wrote the libretto Gair ar Gnawd/ Word on Flesh with Pwyll ap Siôn, for Welsh National Opera. First commissioned as an oratorio and following its success, further commissioned as a full-scale opera and later televised with surtitles (Rondo).

She is Professor of Poetry, President of Wales PEN Cymru and has been a columnist with the ‘Western Mail’ since 1994.

  • Mwyara

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1976

  • Stafelloedd Aros

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1978

  • Tro'r Haul Arno

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1982

  • Mynd Lawr i'r Nefoedd

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1986

  • Aderyn bach mewn Llaw

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1990

  • Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi / Selected Poems 1978-1994

    Bilingual collection

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1995

  • Cell Angel

    Bilingual collection

    Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 1996

  • Pontardawe

    Places, Y Man a'r Lle 10

    Prose poem/essay

    Gwasg Gregynog, 1998

  • Cusan Dyn Dall / Blind Man's Kiss

    Bilingual collection

    Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2001

  • Perffaith Nam

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 2005

  • Perfect Blemish / Perffaith Nam

    New & Selected Poems 1995- 2007/ Dau Ddetholiad a Cherddi Newydd

    Bilingual collection

    Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2007

  • Er Dy Fod

    Poetry for learners/learning a language

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 2007

  • Merch Perygl

    Cerddi 1976-2011

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 2011

  • Murmur

    Bilingual collection

    Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2012

  • Bondo

    Bilingual collection

    Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2017

  • 1977 Major Prize for Poetry at the National Eisteddfod in Wrexham (for 'Stafelloedd Aros')

  • 1990 Wales Book of the Year for 'Aderyn Bach mewn Llaw'

  • 2002-03 Bardd Plant Cymru (Poet Laureate for the Children of Wales)

  • 2009 Anima Istanza Prize - contribution to Welsh literature