From speaking out over domestic abuse in medieval times to telling the realities of war, these female poets present a very different version of Welsh life.
Dylan Thomas's early short stories were shocking, obscene, and a sign of things to come
Rolling, lyrical Welsh poetry could be just what Wales needs to engage with its own culture.
At one point, the Welsh, Cornish, Scottish, Bretons and northern English were all "Kymry" - so what changed?
It's been 680 years since the last princess of Wales born to reigning monarchs in the country walked the earth.