Welsh Women’s Poetry 1460-2001

Edited by Catherine Brennan, Katie Gramich

Anthology, Poetry, Welsh Women's Classics



This groundbreaking volume is the first bilingual anthology of Welsh women’s poetry, demonstrating the rich, varied canon of poetry by Welsh women, in both the Welsh and English languages. It ranges from Gwerful Mechain, the Welsh women’s Chaucer, to acclaimed contemporary poets such as Menna Elfyn and Gillian Clarke, and many works which previously existed only in handwritten manuscripts in the National Library of Wales.

The editors have produced a superbly researched anthology that illustrates the breadth, power and skill of Welsh women’s poetry and also includes some daring, new translations. The poems’ historical and literary importance and the ways they reveal thought-provoking connections between the poetic traditions in the two tongues of Wales are thoroughly explored in the editors’ insightful introduction. But the poems can speak for themselves – they are the inspirational voices of so many extraordinary women, from almost 600 years, brought together at last.


Welsh Women’s Poetry is the sixth publication in the Welsh Women’s Classics series, an imprint
that brings out-of-print books in English by women writers from Wales to a new generation of readers.

ISBN: 9781909983649
Categories: Anthology, Poetry, Welsh Women's Classics
First Published by Honno: 1st May 2003

Contributors: Alice Gray Jones, Alis ferch Gruffydd ab Ieuan, Alison Bielski, Angharad James, Ann Griffiths, Ann Julia Hatton, Anna Williams, Anne Beale, Anne Penny, Brenda Chamberlain, Catherine Fisher, Catherine Prichard, Catrin Gruffydd, Catrin ferch Gruffydd ap Hywel o Landdeiniolen, Christine Evans, Christine Furnival, Delyth George, Deryn Rees-Jones, Dilys Cadwaladr, Eiluned Lewis, Einir Jones, Elen Egryn (Elin Evans), Elin Llywyd Morgan, Elin Wyn Williams, Elin ap Hywel, Elisabeth Griffith, Elisabeth ferch William Williams, Elizabeth Mary Jones, Ellen Hughes, Eluned Phillips, Emily Jane Pfeiffer, Esyllt Maelor, Felicia Hemans, Frances Sackett, Gillian Clarke, Glenda Beagan, Gwenllian ferch Rhirid Flaidd, Gwerful Mechain, Gwyneth Lewis, Hilary Llewellyn-Williams, Jane Brereton, Jane Cave, Jane Edwards, Jane Williams (Ysgafell), Jean Earle, Joyce Herbert, Kate Bingham, Kate Johnson, Katherine Philips, Kathy Miles, Lynette Roberts, Margaret Davies, Marged Dafydd, Margiad Evans, Maria James, Mary Robinson, Meg Elis, Menna Elfyn, Mererid Hopwood, Merryn Williams, Nest Lloyd, Nesta Wyn Jones, Rose Flint, Sally Roberts Jones, Samantha Wynne Rhydderch, Sarah Corbett, Sarah Jane Rees, Sarah Williams

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