Morgan Owen

Morgan Owen (born 1994), is a poet and writer born and raised in Merthyr Tydfil and now lives in Cardiff. In 2019, he published a pamphlet of poems, moroedd/dŵr, with Cyhoeddiadau’r Stamp, which won the Michael Marks Award for Poetry in the Celtic Languages. The same year, he published a volume of poems, Bedwen ar y lloer, also with Cyhoeddiadau’r Stamp. In August 2019, he won the Wales Literature Exchange/PEN Cymru Translation Challenge for translating two poems by Julia Fiedorczuk into Welsh from their original Polish. In early 2020, he received a Literature Wales Author Scholarship to develop a collection of essays centred on Merthyr Tydfil. He published a pamphlet of poems, Ysgall, with Gwasg Pelydr in 2021.

As part of the Ulysses Shelter residency programme, Morgan chose to visit Mljet to work on his poetry with a view to creating a small collection based on the experience itself.

Read his piece written for the blog here