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.
I have published three books: Enchanting the Shadowlands, The Broken Cauldron, and Gatherer of Souls. My work has appeared in The Dawntreader, Eternal Haunted Summer, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, New Myths, various anthologies, and local newspapers such as the LEP. I am a co-founder of Awen ac Awenydd and have written and edited for Gods & Radicals.
I have run a Friends group in Greencroft Valley since 2012 and am currently volunteering with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as a way into a career in conservation. I give talks and workshops and perform poetry in my local area and am a committee member of Damson Poets. I enjoy reading fantasy, walking, running, and Taekwondo.