4 October 2018


To celebrate National Poetry Day, Literature Wales has once again challenged four poets to compose 100 Welsh-language poems in 24 hours.

Each poet will need to write at least one poem every hour to complete the challenge within the timeframe. This is the sixth edition of Her 100 Cerdd, with the five previous teams reaching the target with just seconds to spare.

The public are invited to send subject suggestions and messages of encouragement via social media during the 24 hours. Since its inception in 2012, this innovative digital project has provided a unique snapshot of Wales on that specific day – its politics, interests, news and culture. Amongst the 500 poems published are love-songs, poems welcoming new babies, verses of praise and satire, a poem about selfies and two about bananas.

Each poem will be published on the Literature Wales blog.

To send a random request of your own, use the hashtag #Her100Cerdd on Twitter, and follow @LlenCymru and @LitWales to follow the poets on their creative journey.

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