Morgonpoesi: Jeni Williams
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Jeni Williams has published poetry in many journals and anthologies. Her first collection, Being the Famous Ones, appeared in 2009 with Parthian books. In 2016 she was a Kultivera Resident writer and was also shortlisted for The Live Canon International Poetry Competition and longlisted for The University of Canberra Vice Chancellors International Poetry Prize. In 2019 she collaborated with other writers and artists on the ACE/ACW funded project Dear Christine, which revisited the life of Christine Keeler.
She has translated poems from Arabic, Welsh, Chinese and Swedish, run numerous occasional poetry workshops with asylum seeking and refugee women since 2006, and co-edited 2 collections of this work: Fragments from the Dark: Women Writing Home and Self in Wales (Hafan, 2008) My Heart Loves in My Language (Hafan, 2017)
She is a founder member of Wales PEN Cymru and serves on both the Executive and the Translation and Minority Linguistic Rights committees. She teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David