Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers is a Welsh author, playwright, and television presenter. He was born in Fiji in 1974. His first collection of poems, The Blue Book, was published in 2000. It was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year. 

Coming Home

‘Coming Home’ by Owen Sheers is a thoughtful poem that describes the transitory nature of life. The poet explores aging, family, and the impact of change.


‘Farther’ was first published in Sheer’s second collection, Skirrid Hill, in 2005. The poem depicts the relationship between the poet and his father.

Y Gaer (The Hill Fort)

‘Y Gaer’ tells the narrative of Sheers visiting the place where a man comes to grieve for his dead son. The poem is a tribute to grief and the power of nature.