Twm Morys

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Twm Morys
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Born 1961 (age 52–53)
Language Welsh
Nationality Welsh
Citizenship British
Education Brecon Comprehensive School
Alma mater University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Genres Poetry
Notable award(s) Bardd Plant Cymru

Twm Morys (born 1961) is a Welsh poet and musician.

Biography[edit]

Twm Morys was born in 1961 in Oxford, a son to the writer Jan Morris. He was brought up in Llanystumdwy and attended Ysgol y Llan, before attending boarding school in Shrewsbury at the age of seven. Morys returned to Wales to study a Welsh-language A level at Brecon Comprehensive School.[1] Morys graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth with a degree in Celtic Studies; he also won the inter-collegiate chair whilst at the university.

He has worked for BBC Radio Cymru as a researcher and later as a minstrel.[1]

Morys later moved to Brittany, where he lived for ten years and worked as a lecturer at the University of Rennes.[2]

In addition to two volumes of poetry, Twm Morys has written essays for literary reviews. He has collaborated with his parent Jan Morris on two volumes, Wales, the First Place (Random House, 1982), and A Machynlleth Triad/Triawd Machynlleth (Penguin, 1994). Ein Llyw Cyntaf (Gomer, 2001) is his Welsh adaptation of Jan Morris's novel Our First Leader. He won the chair at the 2003 National Eisteddfod for his poem Drysau (Doors).

He also writes for television and radio, as well as lyrics, which he sings with the folk-rock group, Bob Delyn a'r Ebillion.

Twm Morys is the Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh children's poet laureate) for 2009–2010.[3]

He lives in Llanystumdwy, Wales, with his wife and children.[4]

Bibliography[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Ofn Fy Het, Barddas (1995)
  • Mymryn Bach o Hon (1998)
  • 2, Barddas (2002)

Prose[edit]

Work with Jan Morris[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twm Morys". BBC Lleol. 
  2. ^ "Twm Morys". Wales Arts International. 
  3. ^ Eryl Crump (2009-05-27). "Twm Morys confirmed as laureate at Urdd Eisteddfod". Daily Post. 
  4. ^ "Welsh Children's Poet Laureate 2009-10 Welsh Bard". Powys. Cyngor Sir Powys County Council. 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.