Menna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright. She has published fourteen collections of poetry, children’s novels, and libretti for UK and US composers as well as plays for television and radio. Murmur (Bloodaxe, 2012) was selected as a PBS Recommended Translation. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and her latest collection Bondo (Bloodaxe) was published in 2017. Her biography of the Welsh poet Eluned Phillips was published by Gomer, and the English translation Absolute Optimist appeared with Honno in 2018. Cennad (Barddas), a literary memoir, was published in March 2018. She is a professor of poetry, the president of Wales PEN Cymru and has been a columnist with the national newspaper of Wales since 1994.
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