Gwyneth Lewis

Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’s National Poet from 2005-06, the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship. She has published 8 books of poetry in Welsh and English, the most recent of these is Sparrow Tree. Chaotic Angels brings together the poems from her 3 English collections.


She has won the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival Prize and has twice been shortlisted for the Forward Prize.


In 2019 she published, with Rowan Williams, a translation of The Book of Taliesin.


In addition to her poetry, she is a librettist and radio dramatist and has also published 2 works of non fiction, Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book on Depression, shortlisted for the Mind Book of the Year, and Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage.