Eurig Salisbury was born in Cardiff in 1983 and raised mainly in Carmarthenshire. He studied Welsh and Film and Television Studies at the University of Aberystwyth, where he completed an MPhil degree in the Welsh Department in 2006. He has worked as a translator for the Welsh Assembly and is currently a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth, where he is working on a project to edit a new bilingual edition of the works of Welsh poet Guto’r Glyn. At the age of 13, Eurig taught himself the ancient Welsh art of cynghanedd, a poetic form based on alliteration and consonance, which has been used in its present form for over 600 years. He has won awards in many Eisteddfods, including several chairs at Lampeter, the englyn competition in the National Eisteddfod and three Intercollegiate Eisteddfod Chairs. In 2006 he won the Chair competition at the Urdd National Eisteddfod in Denbighshire. His poems have been anthologised in Crap ar Farddoni [‘A grasp on poetry’], a collection by young Welsh poets (2006). He published his first collection, Llyfr Glas Eurig [‘Eurig’s Blue Book’] in 2008.