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© 2019 by Joshua Phillips for Edge Festival Solva

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Writers 2018

Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick is the prize-winning author of four volumes of essays, more than a dozen volumes of poetry, and three works of fiction. He has also edited a book on the environment in Wales, written for television, and provided columns for The Western Mail and Planet.


He is the co-founder of the environmental organisation Sustainable Wales, and was formerly the editor of Poetry Wales. His debut novel Sea Holly (2007) was shortlisted for the 2008 Ondaatje Prize. Robert's second novel Limestone Man (2015) is a gripping story of a man who tries to connect past and present yet is haunted by dreams of Australia and his youth.  

In 2017 he was shortlisted for the prestigious TS Eliot poetry prize. He has won the Forward prize for the single best poem in a year on two occasions.  He will be appearing at the Edge Festival 2018 on 5 August.

Miriam Nash

Miriam Nash was born in Inverness and grew up in Scotland, England and Wales, her parents live in Solva. She was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study poetry in New York. she has performed her work internationally. her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines. In 2015 she was awarded a Gregory, a prize traditionally awarded to outstanding young poets. Her first book “All the Prayers in the House” is published by Bloodaxe.


Miriam Nash’s work is thematically satisfying energetic and dynamic. these anarchic poems are the product of an original and febrile mind. A blast. Jackie Kay


Miriam will be appearing at the Edge Festival on 5 August.

We also feature Ian McDonald, Nick Yeo, Steve Thorp, Judy Schunemann, Edward Hawkinge.

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