Beneath the green hill the olds gods dream…

My name is Lorna Smithers and I am a poet, author, awenydd, Brythonic polytheist, and devotee of Gwyn ap Nudd. ‘Peneverdant’ is the name of my home town of Penwortham in the Doomsday Book. It has been translated as ‘The Green Hill on the Water’.

My three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls are published by the Ritona imprint of Gods & Radicals Press. My poems, stories, and articles have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. I am a co-founder of Awen ac Awenydd. I give talks and workshops and perform poetry locally and online.

I work as a trainee for the Wildlife Trust restoring Lancashire’s precious peatlands and enjoy growing and planting small green things. This blog is a repository for my poetry and articles and forms a record of my spiritual journey and career in conservation.