POL HODGE

Pol Hodge was born in 1965 in Redruth. He was educated at Troon School, Redruth School, Polytechnic of the South Bank (where he read Chemical Engineering) and gained a PGSE in Science at the University of Bath.

He gained a distinction at the highest level of Cornish language examination and became a Language Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd in 1991 taking the bardic name Mab Stenek Veur (Son of a Great Tin Ground). Pol Hodge went on to serve as General Secretary of Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek (The Cornish Language Fellowship) and became elected to Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish Language Board).

He was translator and co-writer of an epic poem "Yn-mes an Ordinale/Out of the Ordinalia" by Alan M. Kent. Now he is touring with Berdh Arnowydh Kernewek/Modern Cornish Poets, Pol Hodge, Alan M. Kent and Bert Biscoe, three men who redefine poetry and music in the Cornish way. He has written a seris of books in Kernewek for children and has translated some from Breton.

He is the General Secretary for Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek/The Cornish Language Fellowship and lives with his wife, Jane Ninnis, the Kowethas’ sales secretary, in Grampound Road, Mid Cornwall.

E-mails can be sent to fentenwynn@hotmail.com


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