That Lone Ship
By (author) Rhys Owain Willliams
that lone ship on the horizon,arriving or leaving?From the very first page of this varied and engaging debut collection, Rhys Owain Williams invites his readers to pause. Here is a poet who is working things out, taking time to contemplate what it means to grow older with each passing day. The poems in That Lone Ship are often caught between two places – inhabiting the quiet spaces between childhood and adulthood, lust and love, heartbreak and new beginnings, life and death.An acute observer, Williams writes with a sharp-eyed, questing intelligence. The future has as large a presence in this collection as the past. Restrained and elegantly-crafted, the poems in That Lone Ship resonate beyond the page, finding their footing between the known and the unknown, the said and the unsaid.* Rhys was a runner-up in the WalesPENCymru New Voices Competition 2016.* In 2017, Rhys was chosen to take part in the Hay Festival’s Writers at Work project – a long-term professional development strategy to nurture Welsh writing talent, funded by Arts Council Wales.* He is co-editor of The Crunch multimedia poetry magazine and assistant editor of The Ghastling.* His work was recently unveiled as part of a permanent public art project at Morriston Hospital, commissioned by Art in Site.
Rhys Owain Willliams
Rhys Owain Williams was born and raised in Morriston, Swansea. His poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies including Agenda, Lighthouse and Popshot, and was recently featured in a permanent public art project at Morriston Hospital, commissioned by Art in Site. Rhys was a runner-up in the WalesPENCymru New Voices Competition 2016, and was selected as one of the Hay festival’s Writers at Work in 2017. He is co-editor of The Crunch multimedia poetry magazine comprising an online repository of videos and a regular podcast – with fellow poets Adam Sillman and Richard James Jones. He also recently joined the team as assistant editor of The Ghastling. Rhys has an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University. He continues to live in Swansea where he supports Swansea City FC, and runs the Twitter account @SwanThisDay.