Rhys Milsom is a poet, writer, reviewer, creative writing tutor and workshop facilitator based in Cardiff.

He has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David.

His fiction and poetry has been widely published, including in Wales Arts Review, Litro Magazine, The Lonely Crowd and The Lampeter Review, amongst others. His debut poetry collection, Amnesia, was originally published by Onion Custard Publishing and has been described as ‘…a frank comment on increasingly important conversations:
youth lethargy, drink, drugs and notions of masculinity’
and states ‘the voice of the poems is a raw, transparent and open one throughout.’

Accent Press signed the rights to Amnesia and it was re-released as a second edition on November 30th, 2016. Accent also signed Rhys’ second poetry collection, Transition, which was published in December, 2016. 

Rhys has spoken and read at various literary spaces, including Dylan Thomas Day, Balloon: Bard Brains, was guest reader at Poems and Pints at the Queens in Carmarthen, Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Cwtch in Newport with the author Steve Howell, Milieu, Sherman Sessions, Lit on the Lawn. Rhys was also selected as one of 20 writers in Wales to attend the Hay Festival, 2016, as part of the inaugural Writers at Work programme.

He was awarded The Short Story’s Young Writers Award in February 2016, a revered and bustling worldwide competition.

Rhys runs a quarterly literature and art night called Milieu. Held in Cardiff, Milieu is a night of spoken word, art, photography and visual concepts, and aims to give established and emerging writers/artists space to showcase their work. 

He is available for workshops, readings, freelance writing and one-to-one sessions.

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