Speaker Eurig Salisbury at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2018

Eurig Salisbury

POET

Eurig Salisbury taught himself the ancient Welsh poetic art of ‘cynghanedd’ when he was 13. From a young age, he has won awards at many Welsh cultural festivals and was one of five young poets who took part in the 2006 Crap ar Farddoni poetry tour. In the same year, he won the Chair competition at the National Urdd Eisteddfod. His first volume of poetry, Llyfr Glas Eurig (Eurig’s Blue Book), was published in 2008, and a book of children’s poetry, Sgrwtsh!, in 2011. He is now a lecturer at the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth University. He was Bardd Plant Cymru (Welsh Children’s Poet Laureate) 2011–13 and Hay Festival International Fellow 2012–13.



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