Welcome to my website! I am a geographer, poet, novelist and senior lecturer in physical geography in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University. I teach and research on flooding, geomorphology - the science which studies landforms and the processes which shape them - and the historical and cultural geographies of rivers and water. I am also passionate about art-science collaboration and novel ways of communicating science.
The themes of my poetry include various subjects and I write in various forms including both free verse and the Welsh strict meter poetry of cynghanedd. I write about the landscape and people of Wales and the world, family, politics and the Welsh language and I compose poems for special occasions and for use by family, friends and the community. I compete as part of the BBC Radio Cymru Talwrn y Beirdd programme with y Glêr (with Eurig Salisbury and Osian Rhys) and the National Eisteddfod Ymryson y Beirdd with y Deheubarth (with Aneirin Karadog, Rhys Iorwerth and Iwan Rhys). I have published a number of volumes of poetry and novels. My first volume, Banerog, was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year and Llif Coch Awst won the Poetry Category award in that competition. Dirgelwch y Bont, a novel for children, won the Tír na nÓg Award. I won the National Eisteddfod Crown in 2008 and the Chair in 2015.