Winter Readings / ‘Philanthropy’ by Glyn Edwards, Jon Fowlds and Dan Trevithick

A film-poem based on a piece from Vertebrae by Glyn Edwards.Music by Jon Fowlds and Dan Trevithick.


Glyn Edwards has been described as one of ‘Wales’ most exciting young poets’. He is a former winner of Terry Hetherington Award for Welsh young writers, and remains a trustee of the prize. His collection Vertebrae, published by The Lonely Press, was both a Wales Arts Review and Poetry Wales ‘Book of the Year’, and was recommended in the Irish Times. His poetry has been translated into Greek as part of a European Literature Project, featured in poetry installations in Dublin and Paris, performed as libretto with a string orchestra in Manchester, and been published widely in journals and anthologies, from Wales Arts Review, to The Guardian, to Verve Press’ Eighty Four. He has been Poet in Residence at the Chester Literature Festival, and the Dylan Thomas Boathouse, has delivered workshops for Gladfest and the Conwy Libraries Trust, and has read at festivals and poetry events across North Wales and North West England. Glyn is a PhD researcher in ecopoetry at Bangor University, considering the role of poetry as activism in the wake of the Anthropocene. He co-edits Modron, a journal for environmental writing, and the Wild Words feature for North Wales Wildlife Trust.

You can order Vertebrae from our online shop here and pre-order Glyn’s second collection In Orbit from Seren.