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.

The brave poets who have accepted this year’s challenge are Manon Awst, Caryl Bryn, Morgan Owen and Osian Owen.

Each poet will need to compose at least one poem every hour in order to complete the challenge in time. Past teams have reached the deadline with only seconds to spare. Will this year’s fabulous four follow suite and finish as the clock strikes twelve?

The challenge will begin at 12.00 noon on Thursday 4 October, and the final poem must be written and published by 12.00 noon on Friday 5 October. All 100 poems will be published as and when they’re written on and shared on social media. The challenge is part of National Poetry Day – an annual celebration of poetry and its power to bring people together.

The public are invited to join the Challenge by suggesting topics and sending words of wisdom during the twenty-four hours.

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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