Oxygen: New Poets from Wales

Amy Wack
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2000
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Celebrating the current resurgence of poetry by writers under 45 in Wales, Oxygen is a snapshot of recently established and exciting new talent writing in both the languages of Wales.

Urban and rural, ironic and earnest, lyrical and lively, the poetry reveals there is plenty to get excited about. It may not be Cool Cymru but poetry is definitely edging towards the new rock and roll in Welsh writing.

Contributors include Gwyneth Lewis, Oliver Reynolds, Paul Henry, Sarah Corbett, Kate Bingham, Owen Sheers, Frances Williams, Catherine Fisher, Don Rodgers and others in English, and Gwyneth Lewis (again!), Ifor ap Glyn, Twm Morys, Elin ap Hywel, Meirion McIntyre Huws, Elin Llwyd Morgan and others in Welsh. Thirty new poets in all, ready to roll over Offa’s Dyke.

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