Teaching a Chicken to Swim
Rob Middlehurst
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<p><em>Teaching a Chicken to Swim</em>&nbsp;celebrates the work of nineteen graduates of the Masters in Writing course at the University of Glamorgan, among them Maria McCann, Richard John Evans, Pamela Johnson and Dan Rhodes.<br /><br />&quot;The University of Glamorgan is immensely proud of its Masters in...
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Amy Wack
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<p>Celebrating the current resurgence of poetry by writers under 45 in Wales, <em>Oxygen</em> is a snapshot of recently established and exciting new talent writing in both the languages of Wales.</p><p>Urban and rural, ironic and earnest, lyrical and lively, the poetry reveals there is plenty to get excited about. It...
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Medieval Welsh Erotic Poetry
Ed. Dafydd Johnston
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<p>This new, revised edition of <em>Medieval Welsh Erotic Poetry</em> contains thirty-one poems from the later medieval period. They all deal frankly with sex and sexual organs, some deliberately provocative, others self-mocking, and a few intended to shock and disgust. They are characterised by wit and inventive imagination, and...
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Christmas in Wales, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>Celebrate Christmas the Welsh way in the company of some of the country&rsquo;s leading writers, past and present. Christmas mass, the nativity play, turkey and plum pudding, the Mari Lwyd, presents, the weather, the shopping and post-festive blues are among the many subjects drawn from stories, poems, diaries and letters. Wartime...
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<p>The word &rsquo;portrait&rsquo; is, to many people, evocative of those posed formal studies of the nobility adorning the walls of stately homes across Europe and beyond. Yet portraiture in its broadest sense surely encompasses all attempts at depicting the human form, character and condition &ndash; a seemingly inexhaustible...
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<p>This anthology presents the forty-six poets published by Seren in its first fifteen years. From new poets to a Nobel nominee they represent a wide range of styles and interests from a narrower geographical area, largely Wales and the borders.<br /><br />R.S. Thomas rubs shoulders with concrete and performance poet Peter Finch...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Drawing Down the Moon</em> is an anthology of work from Welsh writers in 1996. Inevitably the reader will identify glaring omissions and infuriating choices here. Where are the young writers? Is there enough political writing? Has the urban muse been given its due? Such is the deliciously contentious nature of the annual...
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The Streets and the Stars, John Davies and Melvyn Jones
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<p>Edited by experienced teachers, John Davies and Melvyn Jones, The Streets And The Stars is a generous anthology of writing in English by authors living and working in Wales. Authors include Leslie Norris, Gillian Clarke, Dannie Abse, Christine Evans, R.S. Thomas, Jean Earle, Bruce Chatwin, Brenda Chamberlain, Dylan Thomas and many...
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The Streets and the Stars, John Davies and Melvyn Jones
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<p>Edited by experienced teachers, John Davies and Melvyn Jones, The Streets And The Stars is a generous anthology of writing in English by authors living and working in Wales. Authors include Leslie Norris, Gillian Clarke, Dannie Abse, Christine Evans, R.S. Thomas, Jean Earle, Bruce Chatwin, Brenda Chamberlain, Dylan Thomas and many...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>This anthology of poems traces a journey around the coast of the old county of Pembrokeshire, from the north to the Carmarthenshire border in the east. The poets in it, natives and visitors, celebrate a region of outstanding natural beauty, of scenic landscapes and coast-lines. They also recognise the unique character of Pembrokeshire:...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>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...
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love from Wales
Tony Curtis
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<p>&#39;Who made an ache under my rib?&#39; asks the poet on the first page of <em>Love from Wales</em>, and just what makes the Welsh a passionate race? This selection of poetry and prose on the theme of love by Welsh poet Tony Curtis and novelist Sian James offers some lively answers.<br /><br /><em>...
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love from Wales
Sian James
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<p>&#39;Who made an ache under my rib?&#39; asks the poet on the first page of <em>Love from Wales</em>, and just what makes the Welsh a passionate race? This selection of poetry and prose on the theme of love by Welsh poet Tony Curtis and novelist Sian James offers some lively answers.<br /><br /><em>...
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Cary Archard
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<p>Since it was founded in 1965, <em>Poetry Wales</em> has consistently published the best poetry by Welsh writers. This selection of 117 contributions is a fascinating record of twenty-five years of poetry writing.</p><p>It includes not only poetry but also articles about famous poets such as Dylan Thomas and...
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Ed. Ceri Meyrick
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<p>This is the second volume in the Seren Poets series, which aims to introduce new poets to a wider audience. It follows the pattern set in the first volume, <em>The Bloodstream</em>, of presenting three poets writing in English, and a Welsh language poet in translation for the first time.</p>
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Ceri Meyrick
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<p>This is the first in a series of Seren Poets volumes, featuring the work of five poets. Four are collected here for the first time: Wayne Burrows, Rose Flint, Lucien Jenkins and Merryn Williams. The fifth, Menna Elfyn, is already an established poet in the Welsh language, and has been described as Wales&rsquo; leading feminist poet;...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>At the centre of <em>Prisoners of Transience</em> are the translations of seven German poets writing during the Thirty Years War, a period now much neglected. The general violence and desolation are portrayed as vividly in the poetry of that time as in its visual art.</p><p>The fragility and uncertainty of life...
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After the First Death, Tony Curtis
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<p>This anthology contains writing by many of the greatest authors of Wales. From Wilfred Owen and David Jones, Dylan Thomas and Dannie Abse to Christopher Meredith and Gillian Clarke, it spans a century which saw both the barbarism of mechanised warfare and the development of mass communication, mass literacy and a flourishing of creative...
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