Anni is well known to the children of Wales as a presenter, author and poet. During her time as Bardd Plant Cymru, Anni visited every county in Wales, 83 schools, and 10 castles; entertaining, inspiring and engaging with over 6000 children. Activities included workshops, a Language Charter tour, the Cbeebies show, performances during Cardiff Children's Literature Festival, Roald Dahl 100 Wales celebrations, creating and performing a show at the Welsh History Festival for Children, Y Senedd anniversary celebrations and the Urdd Message of Peace and Goodwill to name just a few.
Aneirin was a rapper in the hip-hop groups Genod Droog and Y Diwygiad. He won the Chair at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff in 2005, and the Chair at the National Eisteddfod in Monmouthshire in 2016. He is twice winner of the Wales Book of the Year Welsh-language Poetry Award – in 2013 and in 2017 for his collections, O Annwn i Geltia (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 2012), and Bylchau (Cyhoeddiadau Barddas, 2016), respectively. He launched the popular Bardd Plant Cymru Twitter account and ran successful projects such as Y Gerdd Fawr, as well as working with thousands of children during his time in the role. He loves zombies, vampires and Doctor Who. His new collection, Llafargan, will be in the shops from summer 2019.
In 2011 the Bardd Plant Cymru role was extended to two years in order to amplify the effect and profile of the scheme. In 2012, Eurig wrote a poetry show called Bx3 with two other young poets, Catrin Dafydd and Aneirin Karadog. In 2012 Eurig, alongside 3 other poets, also managed to complete the challenge of writing 100 poems in 24 hours as part of Literature Wales Her 100 Cerdd project. He won the Chair at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbighshire in 2006, and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod in 2016 with his novel, Cai (Gwasg Gomer, 2016). He is now a lecturer in the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University and in his spare time co-presents the Clera podcast with his successor in the post, Aneirin Karadog. Poems and much more, can be found on his website www.eurig.cymru.