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Visitors, Peter Thabit Jones
Peter Thabit Jones
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<p>Visitors deals with urban south Wales and how its inhabitants are defined by their work, surroundings and society, in poems which are open and sincere, direct and honest. Always lively and accessible in his work, Peter Thabit Jones is, in the words of Alan Llwyd, 'a master of the exact word'.</p>
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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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Blodeuwedd, Tony Conran
Tony Conran
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<p>Many of the poems in this collection are written for people whom they celebrate and remember. They include a homage to Sorley Maclean, &rsquo;A Fern from Skye&rsquo;, and the &rsquo;Elegy for the Welsh Dead&rsquo;, perhaps the finest poem about the Falklands War ever written. Blodeuwedd is concerned with both personal loss...
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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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Desmond Graham
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<p><em>The Lie of Horizons</em> is Desmond Graham&rsquo;s first full collection of poems. Varied in scope and range, these poems take on subjects as personal as his parents and as public as &#39;Mrs.Thatcher&rsquo;s England&#39;. There is a series of incisive, satirical poems where street people become...
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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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Henry vaughan
Stevie Davies
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<p>There is no portrait of Metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan (1621-95), and little documentation of his life. However, at the tercentenary of his death his writing remains as influential as ever and the writer continues to fascinate.<br /><br />Stevie Davies uses her skills as a novelist and critic to bring to life her now distant...
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Paul Groves
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<p>Following the substantial critical acclaim for <em>Academe</em>, his previous volume, Paul Groves has produced a book which surpasses even that high standard.</p><p>Its contents, whose alternating rhyme and free verse lengths are balanced precisely, explore the human condition with disarming honesty. The subjects...
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Masks, duncan bush
Duncan Bush
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<p>In this ambitious book of poems, Duncan Bush uses a glittering variety of voices and poetic personae. His characters include a South African ex-mercenary, a Welsh hill farmer&rsquo;s widow, a Cardiff garage mechanic, tourists, and, most memorably in his long poem sequence for two voices, &rsquo;Are There Still Wolves In...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Hey Fatman</em> by Robert Minhinnick is full of the rich, sometimes strange, always telling, detail that we have come to expect from one of Britain&rsquo;s most compelling poets. The book opens with poems set in and around his home country of south Wales, and includes a sequence based on the history of an ancestral...
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Tim Liardet
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<p>The diverse themes and textures of Tim Liardet&rsquo;s second collection of poems, <em>Fellini Beach</em>, are intricately wrought and almost operatic in scope and intensity. The poems of section 1 are not casual, &#39;occasional&#39; poems, but dramas with atmospheric sets, peopled by mad, eccentric or...
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sing for the taxman, sheenagh pufg
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Her characteristic wit and precision are fully in evidence in Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s <em>Sing for the Taxman</em>. Dedicated to the proposition that poetry must, first of all, entertain the reader, these poems give delight on first reading and pleasure upon contemplation.</p><p>A day mountain climbing inspires...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>Taken for Pearls is the vibrant and various collection of poems by Tony Curtis, published in 1993.</p><p>Included are beautiful elegies for relatives and colleagues, as well as fascinating persona poems where characters from history reveal themselves to the reader. Also featured are fine occasional lyrics inspired by domestic...
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Steve Griffiths
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<p>The poems of Steve Griffiths show a vigorous, compassionate and intelligent sensibility confronting important issues both public and private. His language ranges from the stark to the sumptuous and is tempered by humour and a keen sense of irony.</p><p>This new <em>Selected Poems</em> includes work from his three...
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Ruth Bidgood
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<p>This Selected Poems by Ruth Bidgood includes generous selections from her previous five volumes as well as a large section of new poems.</p><p>&#39;Valley-before-Night&rsquo;, a long poem about the history, inhabitants and landscape of Cwm-cyn-Nos - a &rsquo;dark valley&rsquo; in mid Wales - sets the tone for...
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Lucien Jenkins
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<p>These poems by Lucien Jenkins often have the quality of lucid dreams, for they are at once vivid and particular and charged with emotion.</p><p>In &#39;Dog&#39; the past literally hounds you; in &#39;Less&#39; the earth begins to shrink alarmingly - &quot;then it was noticed nothing had been heard from...
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Time Pieces
Paul Henry
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<p><em>Time Pieces </em>is Paul Henry&rsquo;s debut collection of poems. Clear-eyed, compassionate, and concerned, he writes movingly about members of his family and community. We meet the brisk, arrogant &rsquo;Bigwig&rsquo;, the fragile, elderly &rsquo;Audrey in Autumn&rsquo;, along with grandparents, window...
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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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John Davies
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<p>Against backcloths which include Utah where he lived for a year and the Dee estuary of north Wales, his home area, Davies&rsquo; fascination with other people has sparked a diversity of forms, voices, stories. Underlying his variety, there is too an urgently sustained focus. The tension between rootedness and movement, two ways of...
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Midas' daughter, vuyelwa carlin
Vuyelwa Carlin
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<p><em>Midas&rsquo; Daughter</em> is Vuyelwa Carlin&rsquo;s first full-length book of poems. Her short-line stanzas are studded with jewel-like images that accrue into mysterious tales or characters from myth and history. The first section of the book is devoted to poems on the theme of trees. They show a fine sympathy...
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poems for ghosts, peter finch
Peter Finch
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<p>Ever wondered if there was another way of doing it? <em>Poems for Ghosts</em> takes up where Peter Finch&#39;s <em>Selected Poems</em> left off. A compendium of modernist plunder, this is no collection for lovers of the traditionally tame.</p><p>Sound poems, found poems, straight poems. hooliganism...
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sheenagh pugh selected poems
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Here is the best of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s early work: a generous and wide-ranging selection from her first four collections, together with two dozen previously unpublished pieces.</p><p>Notable inclusions are the prize-winning &#39;M.S.A&#39; and &#39;Intercity Lullaby&#39;, and the much-anthologised &#...
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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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Jean Earle
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<p>This volume collects the best work from Jean Earle&rsquo;s previous books,<em> A Trial of Strength</em>, <em>The Intent Look </em>and<em> Visiting Light</em>, whilst adding to it over forty outstanding new poems.</p><p>Since her first book in 1980 (published at the age of seventy one)...
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