Winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, Emily performs her poetry in a variety of settings, from outdoor poetry walks, to the sitting rooms in IKEA, to sustainability conferences as well as traditional arts venues. Her recent poetry collection, ‘On Becoming a Fish’ (published by Seren) was inspired by a series of walks around the 186 mile Pembrokeshire coastal path and took seven years to complete. Deeply engaged with environmental issues through her work she is also a keen observer of human nature. She has won many literary awards for her poems which have been described as “witty, edgy and assured” (Carol Ann Duffy), “subtly handled and atmospheric” (Doris Corti), and “crying out to be spoken” (Herbert Williams). She is especially interested in engaging audiences with poetry and ‘as an artist she tries new techniques and ways of presenting her work, always taking those necessary risks in order to reach out to new audiences.’ (Amy Wack). She works as a freelance writer and community arts facilitator. She is currently the Writer in Residence in Dylan Thomas’ travelling writing shed for 2014 Centenary, working in schools across the country. But much of her writing is based on her walks. She has just completed her latest walk across Wales in which she asked every person she met Three Questions on Climate Change. She has two daughters and lives on a smallholding with her partner in south Wales.