Menna Elfyn

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Menna Elfyn.

Administrative / Biographical History

Menna Elfyn is one of the foremost Welsh-language writers. As well as being an award-winning poet, she has published plays, libretti and children’s novels, and co-edited The Bloodaxe Book of Modern Welsh Poetry (2003) with John Rowlands.

Her books include two bilingual selections, Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi / Selected Poems 1978-1994 (Gomer Press, 1995), and Perfect Blemish: New & Selected Poems / Perffaith Nam: Dau Ddetholiad & Cherddi Newydd 1995-2007 (Bloodaxe Books, 2007), a Welsh-only selection Merch Perygl: Cerddi 1976-2011 (Gomer Press, 2011), and her latest bilingual collection, Murmur (Bloodaxe Books, 2012), a Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation.

When not travelling the world for readings and residencies, she lives in Llandysul. She was Wales’s National Children’s Laureate in 2002, and is Creative Director in the School of Cultural Studies at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.

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