Dr. Rhiannon Hooson is a Welsh poet and author.  She was born in Mid Wales in 1979, where she lived until moving to the north of England in 1998.  She studied and later taught at Lancaster University, where she was awarded first an MA with distinction in Creative Writing, then a PhD in Poetry.  

She has won major awards for her work, including an Eric Gregory award from the Society of Authors for a short collection, UnHer first pamphlet, This Reckless Beauty, was published in 2004, and she has since been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies.  Her first full length collection, The Other City, was published by Seren in November 2016.  Her work has been described as "uncompromising and sharp-edged," (Joanna Boulter) and "compelling and provocative."  (Graham Mort)

She is an experienced workshop leader and creative mentor, and has read at venues across the UK and Europe.  She now lives in the Welsh marches after time spent living and working in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.