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 old gods.
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, Moon Poets, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, New Myths, and various anthologies. I am a co-founder of Awen ac Awenydd and write for Gods & Radicals.
I give talks and workshops and perform poetry in my local area and occasionally further afield and am a committee member of Damson Poets. I run a Friends group in Greencroft Valley and volunteer for the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. I enjoy reading fantasy, walking, running, cycling, and Taekwondo, and am learning Welsh.