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Menna Elfyn

Books by this author: The Adulterer's Tongue
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  • Menna Elfyn (b.1952) is a poet and playwright who writes with passion of the Welsh language and identity. She describes herself as a Christian anarchist and has published seven volumes of Welsh-language poetry: including Aderyn Bach Mewn Llaw (1990), winner of a Welsh Arts Council Prize; the bilingual Eucalyptus: Detholiad o Gerddi / Selected Poems 1978-1994 from Gomer and her previous collection, Cell Angel (1996) from Bloodaxe.

    When not travelling the world for readings or television work and theatre productions, she lives in Llandysul. She is currently editing a major anthology of Welsh poetry in translation for Bloodaxe with John Rowlands. Her Welsh originals in this book have facing English translations by Joseph Clancy, Gillian Clarke, Tony Conran, Nigel Jenkins and Elin ap Hywel. She has read at festivals around the world and worked in New York City on Libretti.

    Her television projects include documentaries on Vietnam and the street children.

    Author of 5 plays, 2 television drama, 1 novel and 8 volumes of poetry.
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