Stephen Treharne has been writing poetry since the age of nine because of a traumatic event. Writing poetry has been a therapeutic process throughout his life. Stephen has had many single poems published with poetry International and has written poetry for the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. He is currently working on his first book, Custody Calling, which will be published next year. Stephen also performs what he calls ‘shredder poems’ which are written mainly on political themes. Stephen also writes poems about Llanelli and its industrial past. His grandfather, Albert Thomas was the air furnace man at Duport steel works in Llanelli.
Writing poetry in landscape is where my pen comes alive. The pure energy of nature flows of hiraeth. My heart beats with excitement when I have completed a landscape of words. My poetry in Landscape is written not just of nature but also of the Welsh industrial past. Old buildings capture the imagination of Welsh culture, not just the past but also the present. I hope to write about the industrial or urban landscape of Tranås and translate the words into the Welsh language.