Rhys has a BA in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Glamorgan (now known as the University of South Wales) and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David. His fiction and poetry has been widely published in magazines, anthologies and websites. He writes for Wales Arts Review and is the editor of www.wicid.tv - a website for young people aged 11-25 in Rhondda Cynon Taff, which showcases creative writing, poetry, photography, films, reviews and events. The website is also specifically designed for young people to make their first steps into the creative industries. His first poetry collection will be published at the tail-end of 2015.