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’. From here I write poems for the land and myths for the old gods of Britain.

My three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls are published by the Ritona imprint of Gods & Radicals Press, for whom I write monthly, and have edited A Beautiful Resistance. 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 am a conservation intern, run the Friends of Greencroft Valley, and am an allotmenteer who is learning to grow small green things and to listen to the land.

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