Joseph Harris (Gomer)
Joseph Harris (1773 – 10 August 1825) was a Welsh Baptist minister, author, and journal editor. A Welsh language poet, he took the Biblical name of Gomer as his bardic name. On 1 January 1814 he launched the first Welsh-language weekly Seren Gomer ("Star of Gomer") in Swansea.
Gomer was born on a farm in Wolf's Castle, Pembrokeshire. He became a preacher during the religious revival of 1795. He married Martha Symons, and took on Back Street chapel. One of his best-known works, Cofiant Ieuan Ddu, was a biography of his son, John Ryland Harris, who worked as a typesetter for his father's printing press and died at the age of twenty.
- Casgliad o Hymnau (1796)
- Yr Anghyffelyb Broffeswr (1802)
- Bwyall Grist yng Nghoed Anghrist (1804)
- Traethawd ar Briodol Dduwdod ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist (1816–17)
- Cofiant Ieuan Ddu
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Seren Gomer - the first Welsh weekly at the National Library of Wales