052: Steven Hitchins and Rhys Trimble – Brynfab Collider


Brynfab Collider: a Cymraeg-Anglo linguistic reversible flickbook mashup. Click here for a rapid fly-by. Buy now for £7 within the UK or £10 elsewhere.

Brynfab, a.k.a. Thomas Williams (1848-1927) was apparently born at Y Fforch Aman, in Cwmaman, Aberdare, although there is no mention of his family there in the 1851 census. Soon afterwards they appear at Fforch Orci farm, near Treorci. At the age of 25 he settled at Hendre, in the parish of Eglwysilan, and was a farmer there for more than fifty years. Brynfab was a member of Clic y Bont (‘the bridge clique’), a circle of poets and musicians associated with the Pontypridd area and the Pontypridd Cymrodorion, edited the poetry column in ‘Tarian y Gweithwyr’ for many years, contributed to several magazines and was a keen eisteddfodwr including the Eisteddfod Genedlaethol.

Steven Hitchins’ books include Bitch Dust (Boiled String Press 2012), The White City (Aquifer 2015) and Ilan (Stranger Press 2018). He runs The Literary Pocket Book press publishing miniature origami books: https://literarypocketblog.wordpress.com/about/ and co-ordinates the poetry-walk series Canalchemy: https://stevenhitchins.wixsite.com/canalchemy
Rhys Trimble