The Seren Poetry Podcast

Rhian Edwards : 'The Estate Agent's Daughter'

October 27, 2022 Alternative Stories Season 1 Episode 4
The Seren Poetry Podcast
Rhian Edwards : 'The Estate Agent's Daughter'
Show Notes

Welcome to The Seren Poetry Podcast, a series of conversations and readings with Seren poets.

 In this edition we speak with poet Rhian Edwards. Rhian Edwards is joint poetry editor at Seren alongside Zoë Brigley, but in this episode, she discusses her second collection The Estate Agent’s Daughter. Rhian Edwards is a winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry. Her debut collection Clueless Dogs won Wales Book of the Year 2013 and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012. The Estate Agent’s Daughter is both powerfully personal, local to her Bridgend birthplace, and performative, born to be read aloud. From the title poem, in which the speaker is reimagined as a surrealist house, to poems about family, relationships and the body, Edwards combines her visceral skill for description with a feminist forthright courage to speak of difficult things.

 The podcast is presented by Zoë Brigley  

The interviewer is Chris Gregory  

Recordings, production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories 

Recordings of Zoë Brigley are by Sarah Johnson 

 This conversation was recorded on location at the Seren office in Bridgend.


You can hear Rhian and her fellow editor Zoë Brigley talking on the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities podcast about their editorship here 


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Please join us next week for a conversation with Carolyn Jess-Cooke, about her collection We Have to Leave the Earth, which will be released on Thursday 3rd November. Subscribe in your favourite podcast app to have all future editions delivered to your podcast feed the moment they are released.  


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