Gwyneth Lewis was Wales’s National Poet from 2005 to 2006. Her first six books of poetry in Welsh and English were followed by Chaotic Angels (2005) from Bloodaxe, which brings together the poems from her English collections, Parables & Faxes, Zero Gravity and Keeping Mum, and by A Hospital Odyssey (2010), with The Sparrow Tree due in 2011.
She has also published two non-fiction titles, Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book about Depression (Flamingo, 2002) and Two in a Boat: A Marital Voyage (Fourth Estate, 2005). Her last Welsh collection, Y Llofrudd Iaith (Barddas, 2000), won the Welsh Arts Council Book of the Year Prize, and her last English collection, Keeping Mum was shortlisted for the same prize. Both Zero Gravity and Keeping Mum were Poetry Book Society Recommendations.
Gwyneth Lewis composed the words on the front of the new Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, opened in 2004. She lives in Cardiff.
– from Inpress Books UK with permission