Eurig Salisbury

Salisbury, Eurig

Eurig Salisbury is a poet and lecturer. He was born in Cardiff and brought up in Llangynog in Carmarthenshire.

He gained a BA degree in Welsh and Film and Television Studies from Aberystwyth University, and an MPhil degree for research on Guto'r Glyn's Early Singing. He was a research fellow at the University of Wales' Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, for nine years.

He taught himself the 'cynghanedd' in his early teens. His poems are regularly published in Barddas and Taliesin literary magazines, he contributes frequently to radio and television programmes, and is a member of 'Y Glêr' Talwrn team.

He was the Welsh Children's Poet 2011-13 and was also selected as a Hay Festival Fellow which gave him the opportunity to travel to a number of overseas literary festivals in 2012-13. He is a Welsh editor for Poetry Wales magazine.

He won the Chair's competition at the Denbighshire Urdd Eisteddfod 2006 and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2016 with his novel Cai.

He was chosen by the Literature Exchange to be part of the Wales-India Writers' Chain in 2010-2012 and worked with poets from the Indian subcontinent and Wales in creative translation workshops. The fruits of his work can be read in the volume Translation Wales, Reading the World: India published by the Literature Exchange in partnership with Taliesin magazine in August 2013.

Since September 2015 he has been a lecturer in Creative Writing in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University.

Since 2016 he presents the monthly poetry podcast Clera with Aneirin Karadog.

As part of Poetry Connections (Literature Across Borders) project, a series of poetry collections, including Elsewhere Where Else / Lle Arall Ble Arall (2018) were published by Eurig and Sampurna Chattarji.

In 2020 he edited the volume Y Gynghanedd Heddiw ('The Cynghanedd Today) with Aneirin Karadog. His latest volume of poetry, Llyfr Gwyrdd Ystwyth ('The Green Book of Ystwyth), was also published in 2020.

His publications include:

- Llyfr Glas Eurig (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 2008)
- Sgrwtsh! (Gomer, 2011)
- Cai (Gomer, 2016)
- Elsewhere Where Else / Lle Arall Ble Arall (Paperwall Media & Publishing, 2018)
- Y Gynghanedd Heddiw (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 2020)
- Llyfr Gwyrdd Ystwyth (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 2020)