Morys at the 2013 Smithsonian Folk Festival
1961 (age 56–57)|
|Education||Brecon Comprehensive School|
|Alma mater||University of Wales, Aberystwyth|
|Notable awards||Bardd Plant Cymru|
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 Marshcourt boarding school at the age of seven, and then Shrewsbury School. Morys returned to Wales to study a Welsh-language A level at Brecon Comprehensive School. 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.
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).
Twm Morys was the Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh children's poet laureate) for 2009–2010, and since 2011, he has been editor of the Welsh poetry magazine Barddas. He won the Chair of the National Eisteddfod in Meifod in 2003.
He lives in Llanystumdwy, Wales.
- Grwyne Fawr, cyfres 'Y Man a’r Lle', Gwasg Gregynog (1998)
Work with Jan Morris
- Wales, the First Place, Random House (1982)
- A Machynlleth Triad, Penguin (1994)
- Ein Llyw Cyntaf, Gomer (2001)
- "Twm Morys". BBC Lleol.
- "Twm Morys". Wales Arts International.[permanent dead link]
- Eryl Crump (2009-05-27). "Twm Morys confirmed as laureate at Urdd Eisteddfod". Daily Post.
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