Ifor ap Glyn

Ifor ap Glyn (born 1961) is a television presenter and Welsh-language poet. He is bilingual in Welsh and English. He was Children’s Poet Laureate for Wales (Bardd Plant Cymru) in 2008-2009 and won the Crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1999 and 2013. Ifor ap Glyn was born in London into a Welsh-speaking family, but graduated from Cardiff University. He relocated as an adult to Denbighshire and later to Caernarfon. He worked as a television producer and scriptwriter before also becoming a poet and dramatist and works extensively with the TV production company Cwmni Da. He performed at the celebratory concert that marked the opening of the Welsh National Assembly in 1999, and has twice represented Wales at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in the USA. He was the executive producer of the documentary film Cysgod Rhyfel (The Shadow of War). On 1 March 2016 Ifor ap Glyn was appointed National Poet of Wales. Brought to you with the kind support of Welsh Arts International and the British Council.


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