About

Hello and welcome to the site of Welsh poet Tracey Rhys. Thanks so much for stopping by.  Here you will find general musings and more specific poetry news. I can be found near the coast in South Wales, where I live with my husband, two sons and a lot of dusty books.

My first collection of poems, Teaching a Bird to Sing, was the result of a 2015 Literature Wales Bursary which allowed me time to write about my relationship with my young son, who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. The pamphlet was published by Green Bottle Press in October 2016 and featured in The TLS in its end-of-year round-up of the Michael Marks Awards for 2017.

I read my poetry widely at events. If this is something you would like to book for your school, organisation or group, please get in touch. I work in close collaboration with the Cardiff theatre company, Winterlight, devising poetry for use in new productions. I have collaborated in visual art exhibitions and am always interested in new projects. Please get in touch if you feel we share a common thread!