The Poetry of Snowdonia
This anthology collects together for the first time poems about the landscape and coastline of north Wales and its heartland Snowdonia. North Wales is an area of outstanding natural beauty which has been celebrated in both English and Welsh poetry for centuries. Many translations from the Welsh are included here, together with poems by visitors such as Shelley, Wordsworth and Hopkins. Celebration is part of today’s poetry too, though an awareness of social and cultural pressures on the area is also present. Development, tourism and immigration are among the issues which threaten the delicate existing balance of language and lifestyle in the area. The Poetry of Snowdonia offers a special kind of guide to north Wales, one which looks beyond the brochure promises to the land as it has appeared to poets over the centuries.