Rosalind Hudis is a poet, editor and writing tutor who has lived in West Wales for many years. She teaches creative Writing at the University of Wales.
Besides appearing widely in journals, she has published a pamphlet with Rack Press, Terra Ignota (2013) and a full collection, Tilt, with Cinnamon Press (2014) which was highly commended in the 2015 Forward Prize for Poetry.
She has won awards in various competitions, including the National Poetry Competition. Rosalind is a Hawthornden Fellow (2017) and the recipient of a Literature Wales Writers bursary in 2013 and 2018. Her third collection, Restorations is forthcoming from Seren.
Work with Ros to develop your poetry and prose on a one-to-one basis. Ros has significant experience in helping writers at all stages of their career. She has provided writing surgeries to undergraduates and postgraduates at the University of Wales Trinity St Davids on the creative writing degree programs. She has mentored for Cinnamon Press, and offered private mentoring to poets.
This incredible collection from Hudis is an expertly curated, visually transformative delve into the viscera, emotion and obsession of art restoration. Hudis somehow finds infinite ways of exploring the subtle science and agonising art that goes into bringing paintings back from the dead. And it is this personification of the subjects, the metamorphosis of restorer to surgeon, seducer and saviour that makes these poems so immediate and so fascinating.
John-Paul Davies Buzz Magazine https://t.co/W8zJUVPd2q?amp=1
'"I can still remember the day I read my first Rosalind Hudis poem: I sat up because I realised I was in the presence of a rare and powerful voice that demanded to be heard. Ros Hudis is the real deal and this new collection showcases the poet at the height of her powers."
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch ( from a review of Restorations in The Western Mail)
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(Cinnamon Press 2014)
“Pared down and precise imagery, beautifully observed moments and flashes of lyrical writing that is startling and original, mark this accomplished debut. Rosalind Hudis has a gift for taking us straight into the action, often using titles that run into the poem as in ‘Erosion’ or ‘Cheap Pianos’. Form and content work together and there is great use of sound patterning in these admirably controlled pieces that know what not to say, leaving the reader space to enter the moment.”
(Rack Press 2013)
“Terra Ignota not only explores an ‘unknown land’, but attempts the immensely difficult task of seeing from both sides of the border between the known and the unknown. And in so doing, the poetry acknowledges both the impossibility of the latter and the utter necessity of trying. Hudis’ musical and poignant writing describes the interaction between those whom society designates as ‘unimpaired’ and those whom it diagnoses as ‘impaired’… What Hudis’ achieves in these poems is a profound empathy with both ‘sides’ of these relationships … Hudis avoids sentimentality by employing an iron grip on reality which, in turn, is couched in an exemplary detailing of the world.”
Ian Pople, The Manchester Review