Ifor ap Glyn

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Ifor ap Glyn (born 1961) is a television presenter and Welsh-language poet.[1] He is bilingual in Welsh and English. He was Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales (Bardd Plant Cymru) in 2008-2009 and won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1999 and 2013.[2]

Ifor ap Glyn was born in London into a Welsh-speaking family, but graduated from Cardiff University. He relocated as an adult to Denbighshire and later to Caernarfon. He worked as a television producer and scriptwriter before becoming a poet and dramatist[3] and has worked extensively with the theatre company Cwmni Dda.[4] He performed at the celebratory concert that marked the opening of the Welsh National Assembly in 1999, and has twice represented Wales at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the USA.[5]

He was the executive producer of the documentary film Cysgod Rhyfel (The Shadow of War). [6]

On 1 March 2016 Ifor ap Glyn was appointed National Poet of Wales.[7]

Poetry collections[edit]

  • Holl Garthion Pen Cymro Ynghyd. Y Lolfa, 1991
  • Golchi Llestri Mewn Bar Mitzvah. (with Dewi Glyn Jones), 1998
  • Cerddi Map yr Underground. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2001
  • Lleisiau'r Rhyfel Mawr. 2008
  • Waliau'n Canu. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2011


  • Branwen
  • Frongoch

Television (as presenter)[edit]

  • Ar Lafar (2011)[1]
  • The Toilet: An Unspoken History (2012)
  • Pagans and Pilgrims: Britain's Holiest Places (2013)[8]