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Public Lecture: Gwyneth Lewis

Public Lecture: Gwyneth Lewis

Early Modern Studies Institute

  • Date:
    Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Time:
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Doheny Memorial Library (DML)
  • Room:
    Academy for Polymathic Study (241)


Public Lecture: "Love's Attack on Time: Metre in Welsh poetry" by the inaugural National Poet of Wales, Gwyneth Lewis.


Gwyneth Lewis
Winner of the crown at the Vale of Glamorgan National Eisteddfod 2012
Wales's National Poet, 2005-06

Gwyneth Lewis was Wales's National Poet from 2005-06, the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship. She has published eight books of poetry in Welsh and English. Chaotic Angels (Bloodaxe Books, 2005) brings together the poems from her three English collections, Parables & Faxes, Zero Gravity and Keeping Mum. Her latest book is Sparrow Tree. Gwyneth wrote the six-foot-high words for the front of Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre (which are located just in front of the space-time continuum, as seen on Dr. Who and Torchwood.). She won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod 2012.