Tim Saunders is a Cornish poet and journalist primarily writing in the Cornish language who also writes in the Welsh, Irish, and Breton languages. He is resident in Cardiff but is of Cornish descent. He is a bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, a literary historian and editor of 'The Wheel' – an anthology of modern poetry in Cornish 1850–1980. High Tide is a collection of his own poems in Cornish from the years 1974 to 1999.
Helen Ceridwen Price
Meirion Carwyn Saunders
Standard Written FormEdit
Saunders has spoken out against the development of a Standard Written Form of Cornish, saying
The insulting notion that we are so stupid as to need 'impartial outside experts' to settle our differences is, quite simply, contemptible. Such transparent chicanery would require scholars having limited acquaintance with the Cornish-speaking community, and no accountability, to lay down the law for it. No reputable academic would destroy his or her own reputation by taking up such a patronizing stance.
Selected list of worksEdit
- 1977: Teithiau (Cyfres y beirdd answyddogol). Y Lolfa. (Author)
- 1985: Gohebydd Arbennig. Y Lolfa. (Author)
- 1986: Cliff Preis: Darlithydd Coleg. Y Lolfa. (Author)
- 1994: Saer Swyn a Storiau Eraill o Gernyw. Gomer Press. (Author)
- 1999: The Wheel: An Anthology of Modern Poetry in Cornish 1850–1980. Francis Boutle Publishers. (Editor)
- 2003: Gol Snag Bud Ha Gwersyow Whath. Spyrys a Gernow. (Author)
- 2003: Cornish is Fun: An Informal Course in Living Cornish. Y Lolfa. (Translator)
- 2006: Nothing Broken: Recent Poetry in Cornish. Francis Boutle Publishers. (Editor)