About

Grandiloquent Wretches

A poetry project exploring the cultural identity of modern Wales

Grandiloquent Wretches is a poetry blog that promotes the writing of Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language. Formal Acquaintances is a series of introductory tutorials to Welsh poetic forms and metre that have been developed to teach the craft of the cerdd dafod (Welsh forms) and cynghanedd (Welsh metre) in the English language.

The Aim is to empower contemporary voices that identify as Welsh by teaching the craft of Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language.


This Website will Include:

  • An introductory series of workshops to Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language.
  • Access to:
    • Poetry written in Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language.
    • Articles about Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language, and their history in Wales.

This website is interdisciplinary and select poems have been placed alongside audio and visual material (illustrations are from The Scrapyard Art Collection).


Who is Rhea Seren Phillips?

downloadRhea Seren Phillips is a PhD student at Swansea University. She is researching Welsh poetic forms and metre in the English language.

Rhea has been Published in The Edge of Necessary: Welsh Innovative Poetry 1966 – 2018 published by Boiled String and Aquifer Press (October 2018), Molly Bloom (September 2018), Soapbox (Issue 110, July 2018), Cheval 11 (July, 2018), Poetry Wales (July 2018), Envoi (Cinnamon Press, May 2018), The Lonely Crowd (Issue 9, 24th April 2018), S4C: Heno. Gogoneddus Ych-a-Fi. (13th March 2018), Gogoneddus Ych-a-Fi: an exhibition of work by contemporary Surrealists (Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff, February – April 2018)Molly Bloom (January 2018), Cheval 10  (2017), The Conversation (two articles in 2017) and The Luxembourg Review (2017).

Miss Rhea Seren Phillips


This website is a free source of knowledge.


 

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