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Air Histories, Christopher Meredith
Christopher Meredith
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<p>Christopher Meredith&rsquo;s <em>Air Histories</em> starts in the Stone Age and ends in the future. It&rsquo;s marked by formal diversity and a wide range of subjects, with the personal alongside the impersonal and the experimental alongside well-known forms, as well as including some translations from the Welsh....
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Catherine Fisher
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<p>The fate of an Italian icon damaged by floods, a Victorian skeleton, and a Vampire Ballet are amongst the many unusual subjects of the poems in this collection by Catherine Fisher. Lyrical grace combined with a sharp eye for imagery and a precise use of language are her hallmarks. Her themes are history, religion, and distinctively for...
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Cary Archard
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<p>Alun Lewis (1915-1944), the remarkable poet and story writer, died, aged 28, in Burma during the Second World War. Some critics see him as the last of the great Romantic poets, a twentieth century Keats. Others view him as the bridge between pre-war poets like Auden and Yeats to post-war poets such as Hughes and Gunn. He was born and...
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Charlotte Hodes
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<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edward Thomas was killed at the battle of Arras in 1917.<br /...
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Charlotte Hodes
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<p>Numbered from one to one hundred and signed by Deryn Rees-Jones and Charlotte Hodes, this collectors&#39; edition of <em>And You Helen</em> includes a luxury American fold jacket, wall display poster and accompanying DVD of Charlotte&#39;s animations.<br /><br />Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlotte...
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Carol Rumens
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The most striking thing about the collection is its range, its adventurousness, its willingness to go almost anywhere in the quest for a different slant on poetry&rsquo; &ndash; The North</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a confronting collection, offering many challenges...
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Blind Spots, Carol Rumens
Carol Rumens
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<p>Certain to be one of the most read and talked-about poetry collections of the year, <em>Blind Spots</em> is a masterclass of inventive, intelligent, original, and relevant modern poetry.<br /><br />A major voice in contemporary verse, Carol Rumens is admired as much for her technical brilliance as for the range,...
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Boom!, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>The title poem of this new collection of poems by Carolyn Jess-Cooke: &lsquo;Boom!&rsquo; enacts the moment when the new baby arrives in the family &lsquo;like a hand grenade&rsquo;. &lsquo;Becoming a mother changed me in every single way,&rsquo; says the author, &lsquo;my first child &ndash; born in...
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Paul Henry
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<p>Private and public worlds collide in Paul Henry&#39;s second collection. A cast that includes, amongst others, butchers, teachers, hairdressers, mechanics and town planners sustains this poet&rsquo;s awareness of human strengths and frailties. Acutely portrayed in the moving middle sequence, where the fall from grace of an elderly...
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Childhood, Dewi Roberts
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<p>&lsquo;I like very much people telling me about their childhood, but they&rsquo;ll have to be quick or else I&rsquo;ll be telling them about mine&rsquo; said Dylan Thomas, and it is true that childhood &ndash; real and invented &ndash; exerts a particular fascination for writers. Perhaps the world is more vivid to...
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Christine Evans
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<p>Winner of the inaugural Roland Mathias Prize, Christine Evans&rsquo; <em>Selected Poems</em> is an immensely wideranging and accomplished overview of this major poet&rsquo;s work.<br /><br />This persuasive volume by Christine Evans selects poems from her four published collections. Often set in the wind-...
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<p>This festive Christmas card features the winning poem from Seren&rsquo;s 2017 Christmas Poetry Competition:&nbsp; &lsquo;The Grey Mare&rsquo; by Mari Ellis Dunning, which takes its inspiration from the Welsh Mari Lwyd Christmas tradition.</p><p>Each pack contains five A5 cards and envelopes.</p><p>...
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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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Civilised Airs, Steve Griffiths
Steve Griffiths
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<p>Steve Griffiths is one of very few English language poets to come out of Anglesey. <em>Civilised Airs</em> divides into poems of love and those of social concern. The former show a delicacy and tenderness in the personal world of the poet, the latter a controlled anger at the position of fragile human beings in a hard and...
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Tim Liardet, Clay Hill
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<p><em>Clay Hill </em>is Tim Liardet&#39;s first collection. It explores the collapse of the remnants of our Victorian and Edwardian past in poems of authentic atmosphere, of beautifully sustained movements and silences. More personal poems exist in this context, relieved by the poet&rsquo;s humour, and his feel for words...
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Clueless Dog, Rhian Edwards
Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>Winner of Wales Book of the Year 2013,<br />Winner of the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry 2013<br />Winner of Wales Book of the Year People&#39;s Choice 2013<br />Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>...
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cohabitation,kate bingham
Kate Bingham
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<div><p><strong>&lsquo;Kate Bingham has a natural, conversational line that perfectly accommodates an original and truthful new voice. Her first collection is a full-bodied response to life&rsquo;s pleasure and pain.&rsquo; &ndash; Hugo Williams</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Her direct...
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Christine Evans
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<p><em>Cometary Phases</em> builds on the lyrical and unsentimental portrayal of rural life which is a feature of Christine Evans&#39; work, but includes a striking new imaginative power.</p><p>Ageing, change, the environment and the position of women are her subjects now, in poems often shot through with darkness...
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Tim Liardet
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<p>This collection dazzles with the sophisticated wit we have come to expect from this distinctive poet. Key themes recur: the opening sequence explores the many different sorts of heat -spiritual, sexual, emotional - inspired by the drought of 1995; the piano tuner himself is the almost God-like symbol of the longing for harmony that...
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Cross-Talk, Siobhan Campbell
Siobhan Campbell
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<p>Acerbic, cool, controlled, Siobhán Campbell gives us poetry with attitude. Many of the stories here start in Ireland and although the cadences are sweetly lyrical, the narratives are otherwise. Politics here is intrinsic to the tales of the sly, the warped, the landlady &ldquo;Mean as Ireland in the 50&rsquo;s&rdquo;. Nature...
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crossing over, tony curtis
Tony Curtis
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<p>Tony Curtis&rsquo;s wide-ranging interests in visual art, the impact of war and the nature of friendship coalesce in his latest collection, <em>Crossing Over</em>. A number of the poems take their inspiration from great artists, from early religious icons to expressionist canvasses, from a &lsquo;buttery girl&rsquo...
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Judy Brown
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Second Collection Prize</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Judy Brown&rsquo;s deliciously tactile Crowd Sensations ... quietly twists concrete subjects from a cricket umpire to a cockroach into unsettling new shapes, a &ldquo;mutable alphabet&rdquo;.&...
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Cusp
Graham Mort
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em>Graham Mort specialises in revealing all that is &ldquo;underfoot and unsaid&rdquo; (&ldquo;Dowser&rdquo;) in Cusp (Seren, &pound;8.99). It is a far-ranging collection &ndash; mentally and physically. &ldquo;Electricity&rdquo; is an epic hymn to the life-...
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dannie abse: a sourcebook
Cary Archard
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<p>Dannie Abse, whose career as a poet spans sixty years, has made a huge contribution to the literature and literary life of Wales and to writing in English. This Sourcebook is an essential companion to the poetry, prose, drama and critical writings of a major poet. Cary Archard has edited and written about Abse&rsquo;s work for over...
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