Forget awards, certificates and cheques, the most keenly contested - and anticipated - prize of the year for any poet writing in the Welsh language is a chair.

On the day before the chair is awarded at this year's National Eisteddfod, poet Michael Symmons Roberts examines the unique way in which Wales lauds and celebrates its poets, and gets some tips on writing in cynghanedd, "the most difficult verse form in the known universe".



Broadcast Dates

  • 20040805