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Cerddi Cymysg/The Dragon has Two Tongues

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Kings Arms Hotel

29 Nevill Street

Abergavenny

NP7 5AA

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This bilingual session will explore writing poetry in two languages, the problems and opportunities of translation and the new images and ideas that can grow from the intertwining of two languages. The session will also explore the art and craft of cynghanedd and the strict Welsh meters and their influence on English poets like Gerald Manley Hopkins.

Frank Olding writes in Welsh and is a widely published poet and literary critic. He was a close runner-up in the competition for the crown at the National Eisteddfod in Bala in 2009 and was the poet in residence at the Lle Celf art exhibition at the Ebbw Vale National Eisteddfod in 2010. His first full collection Mynydd Du (“Black Mountain”) was published in 2012. For six years, he was Welsh-language editor of Poetry Wales and has edited and published anthologies of new Welsh-language poetry and collections of translations. As poetry editor of the Collective Press, he helped to run a small press dedicated to publishing poetry by young and/or promising Welsh poets writing in English. Frank was the chairman of the 2016 National Eisteddfod at Abergavenny and is a member of the Gorsedd of Bards. He regularly translates his poetry into English.

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