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 and my work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. I write for God & Radicals and have edited A Beautiful Resistance. I am a co-founder of Awen ac Awenydd. I give talks and workshops and perform poetry locally and online.

I run the Friends of Greencroft Valley and am volunteering with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as a way into paid work in conservation. I am learning to grow small green things and to listen to the land. I enjoy reading fantasy, walking, cycling, and running.

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