Elan Grug Muse (1993) is a Welsh-language poet, editor, performer and researcher from the Nantlle Valley in North Wales. She studied politics at the University of Nottingham and in the Czech Republic. She is one of the editors and founders of Y Stamp literary magazine. Her first volume of poetry Ar Ddisberod (Barddas, 2017) was followed by pamphlet Llanw + Gorwel (annibynnol, 2019). Her work is published in both Welsh and English language publications such as O’r Pedwar Gwynt, Poetry Wales, Panorama: the journal of intelligent travel, and in anthologies such as When they start to love you as a machine you should run (New River Press, 2019), Cheval 11 (Parthian, 2018) and Cyfrol Gŵyl y Ferch (Gŵyl y Ferch, 2019). She works across many art forms – prose, poetry and performance – to name a few. She is currently working on a PhD on Welsh travel writing written about Latin America, funded by the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Celtic Studies. During her residential stay, she will be working on a series of literary essays and vignettes meditating on the nature of observing and the observed in photography, with a focus on place. Her first residency will be on the island of Mljet (Croatia) in March 2020.