Ness Owen

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Ness Owen lives on the island of Ynys Môn, off the North Wales coast, where she writes plays, poetry and stories in between lecturing and farming.  Her poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies. Ness’s first collection Mamiaith (Mother Tongue) was published by Arachne Press in 2019; and her work also appeared in our anthology An Outbreak of Peace.  She is one two guest editors for our bilingual anthology A470.

Ness’s work has appeared in various journals including Poetry Wales, Red Poets, I, S & T, The Fat Damsel, Culture Matters and in anthologies published by Arachne Press, Three Drops Press, Here and Now project and Mother’s Milk Books.  She has had a number of short plays produced, including The Footpath (Ucheldre Rep) at The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Keep Moving (Suitcase Community Theatre) at Clwyd Theatr Cymru,
Goodbye My Love (Scriptslam) at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff, Shut Up (Dirty Protest) at The Bar in Galeri, Caernarfon, and Saviour’s Day (Dirty Protest) at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Ness’s poems have been performed for Solstice Shorts Festival so often we asked her to help organise, and you can find her solstice poems in: Shortest Day, Longest Night,  Dusk, Noon, Time and Tide, Tymes goe by Turnes and our 2021 Solstice Shorts anthology, Words from the Brink.