Menna Elfyn is an internationally renowned Welsh language poet. She has published numerous collections of poetry, children's books and anthologies and written plays for stage, radio and television. Owen Shears is a poet, playwright and novelist. His second collection of works Skirrid Hill won the Somerset Maugham Award. In 2009 he presented the BBC4 TV series A Poets Guide to Britain. Ellie Evans is a Powys based poet. Her debut collection The Ivy Hides the Fig-ripe Duchess is an exhilarating fusion of surrealistic imagery, strange journeys, post-apocalyptic worlds and fraught relationships.