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Eurig Salisbury

Eurig Salisbury won the Chair competition at the 2006 Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbighshire. Born in Cardiff, his family moved to Llangynog, near Carmarthen, when he was six years old.

He taught himself the art of cynghanedd when he was thirteen with the aid of Myrddin ap Dafydd’s book Clywed Cynghanedd. He has won awards in many Eisteddfods, from several Youth Chairs and the Literature Prize in Lampeter to the englyn in the National Eisteddfod held at Y Faenol Estate in 2005, as well as many smaller chairs, including three Intercollegiate Eisteddfod Chairs. Eurig was one of the young poets on the Crap ar Farddoni tour in 2006, along with Catrin Dafydd, Hywel Griffiths, Aneirin Karadog and Iwan Rhys. The poems from this tour were later published in a collection of the same title. His first volume of poetry, Llyfr Glas Eurig, was published in 2008.

Eurig is a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth, where he is currently working on the Guto’r Glyn Project.

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