Desmond Graham
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<p>Significant events of the twentieth century, be they public and tragic or private and joyful, have inspired Desmond Graham to write this moving collection. The book features a number of elegies to the great poets of both world wars, including Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney and Keith Douglas. These poems are evocative of the...
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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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Jean Earle
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<p>Incidents from childhood, history, family life, the television news - these are the varied sources of inspiration in this new collection by Jean Earle. The poems are profound without being obscure; easy to read, yet working on many levels. Often written from the perspective of old age, there is a feeling of resonance, of other lives...
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Mike Jenkins
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<p>In <em>This House, My Ghetto</em> Mike Jenkins makes room for eccentric petrol pump attendants, beleaguered immigrants, odd lodgers, famous footballers and ghosts. This is not the Wales of postcards, but a very different post-modern, post-industrial landscape subject to the whims of petty bureaucrats lampooned in poems like...
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Vuyelwa Carlin
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<p>The poems in Vuyelwa Carlin&rsquo;s <em>How We Dream of the Dead</em> show the richness of diction and the piercing intensity of image that we have come to expect from this distinctive writer. The book opens with the long &#39;To You a Son, Wordless and Fair&#39; that chronicles the loving and sometimes stormy...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>War and its effects have been an enduring subject throughout the twenty-five year writing career of Tony Curtis. The resulting poetry might have been bleak but for the sensitivity with which Curtis handles the theme, and the bravery and dignity in the face of barbarism which he finds underlying conflict. Poems such as &#39;Soup&#...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A falling tortoise is a bizarre way to meet one&rsquo;s end, but it is typical of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s wry humour that it finds a place in her poetry. The more humorous aspects of mortality and human frailty receive the same alert consideration as sombre subjects such as dictatorship, torture, the Dieppe raid and pollution....
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John Davies
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<p>This is John Davies&rsquo; third collection, joint winner of the Poetry Society&rsquo;s major award - the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize in 1986.</p>
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The Rocking Stone
Kathy Miles
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<p>The Rocking-Stone is an exploration and celebration of the everyday life of women. To it, Kathy Miles adds layers of myth and legend to produce a poetry which expands and brings mystery to the domestic &quot;position&quot; of women. Nature and human relationships mix easily in these intriguing poems.</p>
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The Hurricane
Gwyn Parry
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<p>The Hurricane is a celebration of the landscape and seascape of north Wales, in particular Anglesey. The energetic poems explore the natural world and man&rsquo;s response to it. A shipwreck and the hurricane of the title find nature triumphant, while other poems record man&rsquo;s misuse of his world.</p>
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Steve Griffiths
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<p>Steve Griffith&rsquo;s long-awaited third collection of poems Uncontrollable Fields is a sensitive look at the contemporary world, the legacy of politics, history, love, chance. Ranging across Wales, England and Spain, from Owain Glyndwr to cruise missiles at USAF bases, these poems probe and plot our society today. Grffiths also...
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Jean Earle
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<p>Jean Earle&rsquo;s third collection of poetry shines a particular light on its subjects. Here are poems in her own original style, intensely observant of the natural world and the artefacts of everyday life. Familiar, almost mundane sights and objects are revealed as small epiphanies to the alert viewer and user. These are poems which...
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Catherine Fisher
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<p>In this striking collection Catherine Fisher mixes vivid and particular poems about the Welsh landscape such as &quot;The Four Seasons&quot; and &quot;Field-walking&quot;, with historical monologues such as &quot;Incident at Conwy&quot; and scenes from myth like &quot;Merlin on Ynys Enlli&quot;. With an...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p>The Looters, his fifth collection of poetry, confirms Robert Minhinnick&rsquo;s reputation as one of the most original poets writing today. The startling imagery, the rich texture of his language, the sheer craftsmanship of his work show us why he has been called &rsquo;the outstanding poet of his generation in Britain&rsquo...
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Tony Curtis
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<p>The Last Candles confirms Tony Curtis&rsquo;s stature as a poet. In it he develops his prize-winning narrative style, bringing a vast range of contemporary and historical perspectives into play in poems private and public about the two world wars and the revolutions in Russia and the Empire. There are poems, too, about visual art, a...
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The Genre of Silence
Duncan Bush
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<p>Duncan Bush&rsquo;s work brings to life, at times painfully, the work of the Russian poet Victor Bal, who &rsquo;disappeared&rsquo; under Stalinism. This surprising and original new book recalls the period by an intermingling of history and fiction which imaginative writers have always understood but that historians have...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Deryn Rees-Jones&rsquo; lively debut collection explores issues of gender and identity, memory and desire, through witty juxtapositions of character, plot and theme. Formative poems resound with magical imagery, as in &rsquo;The Great Mutando&rsquo; and recapture the dream-states of childhood where &rsquo;Grandma in the...
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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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