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#TPQ5: Rhys Owain Williams

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#TPQ5: Rhys Owain Williams

Rhys Owain Williams has selected five influential poetry books for The Poetry Question. 

First up... 

Mean Time – Carol Ann Duffy

We studied this collection during my final year of secondary school, and these were the first poems I read that made me want to read poetry for pleasure, not just to pass an exam. I was recently given a new clean copy, replacing the one I’d scribbled over when I studied it at school, and so I’ve been enjoying re-reading some old favourites with their white space restored.

Read his full selection on their website

Rhys Owain Williams is a writer from Swansea, Wales. His first poetry collection, That Lone Ship, was published by Parthian in 2018. Rhys is co-editor of The Crunch and The Ghastling magazines, and is the literature co-ordinator for The Swansea Fringe. He became a Hay Festival Writer at Work in 2017.