Menna Elfyn is an award-winning poet and playwright. She has published thirteen collections of poetry, her most recent Murmur (Bloodaxe Books, 2012) was selected as the first ever Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation for Welsh poetry in English translation. Her work has been translated into twenty languages and she received an International Foreign Poetry Prize in 2009. Her latest publication is a biography on the poet Eluned Phillips: Optimist Absoliwt (Gomer, 2016) and her next bilingual poetry book Bondo will appear from Bloodaxe Books in October 2017. A columnist with the national newspaper of Wales since 1995, she is also Professor of Creative Writing at University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. She was made Poet Laureate for the Children of Wales in 2002.