Menna Elfyn


Menna Elfyn’s main interest is in poetry, playwriting and translation. She has published 13 collections of poetry, children’s novels, libretti, plays for television and radio. Her most recent collection in Welsh is Merch Perygl/Danger’s Daughter (Gomer Press, 2011). Murmur (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) was selected as a Poetry Book Society’s recommended translation. Her work has been translated into 20 languages.

A feature columnist with the Western Mail since 1996, she is also writing director at Trinity Saint David University. She was made poet laureate for the children of Wales in 2002. Welsh National Opera will tour Gair ar Gnawd/ Words on Flesh for which she wrote the libretto in 2015.

Menna Elfyn


Aberystwyth University 2013/14
Swansea University 2007-10
Aberystwyth University 2002-06