• Poems of earth, nature, and Norse myth
duncan Bush cover offer
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<p>To celebrate the release of the new poetry collection <a href="http://www.serenbooks.com/book/the-flying-trapeze/9781854115942"><em>The Flying Trapeze</em></a> by Duncan Bush, we have created a bundle offer on his previous three poetry collections. This exclusive offer, which is only available on the...
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clwyd anthology,Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>From the Airbus at Broughton to the castle at Rhuddlan; from the resorts of the coast to the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen; from the farms of the Vales to the mountains of Hiraethog; from the English of Wrexham to the Welsh of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, the county of Clwyd - the soon to disappear Clwyd - encompasses hugely...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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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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Deryn Rees-Jones
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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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Birdsong, Dewi Roberts
Dewi Roberts
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<p>From the epic mythologies of the Mabinogion through to the present day, birds have exerted a powerful influence on the literature of Wales. This unique anthology gathers together a remarkable range of poetry and prose, illustrating the varied and multi-layered response of writers across many centuries.<br /><br />Birds are...
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burying the Wren, Deryn Rees Jones
Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2012 TS ELIOT PRIZE<br /><br />Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2013</strong><br /><br />Poetry Book Society Recommendation Autumn 2012<br /><br />&quot;contains poems that leave me speechless, at the same time so simple and so complicated that my words...
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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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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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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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De Chiricos Threads, Carol Rumens
Carol Rumens
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<h2>&nbsp;</h2><p><br /><em>De Chirico&rsquo;s Threads</em>, the new collection of poems from Carol Rumens features an unusual centre-piece, a verse-play, fizzing with ideas and surrealist imagery, based on the&nbsp; life and work of the Italian painter Georges De Chirico, as well as forty pages of...
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John Davies
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<p>Rusted mining towns in the American west connect along dirt roads with the slate country of North Wales, peopled, not empty, in John Davies&rsquo; new collection.</p><p>At its heart is the sonnet sequence &rsquo;Reading the Country.&rsquo; Here tensions such as those between Welsh and English, nature and the slate...
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Ivy Alvarez
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<p>&nbsp;</p><div><br />&lsquo;Disturbance is a precise, pained, and wondrous book.&rsquo;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;...
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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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Damian Walford Davies
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<p>A shattered Judas Iscariot &ndash; that byword for betrayal &ndash; tells his own story in Damian Walford Davies&#39; compelling and finely wrought new collection from Seren.<br /><br />We follow Judas over the course of five days as he moves through first-century Jerusalem trying to make sense of the bewildering...
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David Foster-Morgan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Refreshingly innovative&rsquo; &ndash; Planet</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Masculine Happiness</em> is the provocative debut poetry collection by David Foster-Morgan. Born and based in Wales, Foster-Morgan has long been a presence in the poetry world, having...
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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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Midway, Duncan Bush
Duncan Bush
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<p>From the threshold of his own fiftieth year, Duncan Bush returns to the &rsquo;Fifties of his youth as a springboard from which to explore the second half of the twentieth century in ways often more autobiographical than anything we&rsquo;ve seen from his prizewinning previous collections.</p><p>A vivid series of...
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Don Rodgers
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<p>In the title poem, the protagonist basks by moonlight, becoming paler and paler until suffused with a strange bliss, an eerie spiritual purity, for &rsquo;night&rsquo;s the time when inspiration&rsquo;s filtered through the dark / and gleams.&rsquo; The poem sets the tone for Don Rodgers&rsquo; first collection, in...
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Don Rodgers
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<p>Playful, experimental, intense, ironic, these strikingly original poems by Don Rodgers are evidence of a passionate sensibility that delights in a vocabulary as sumptuous as the gardens he writes about. A cool honesty, quiet humour and a compassionate tenderness towards his subjects are hallmarks of his style.</p>
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Desmond Graham
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<p>The tightrope walker in the cover painting by Macke is symbolic of the author&rsquo;s point of view in this collection of poems. It is a humorous acknowledgement of the precarious position of the artist in our times, and a hint at the poet&rsquo;s predilection for balancing both personal and public concerns. The former are...
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quiver, deryn rees-jones
Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p>Intended to be read from beginning to end, <em>Quiver</em> is a book-length poem - a murder-mystery - which explores the nature of creativity.</p><p>Fay Thomas, a poet with writer&rsquo;s block, becomes a murder suspect after she stumbles over the body of her husband&rsquo;s former lover, Mara, as she runs...
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RS Thomas: Poems to Elsi
Damian Walford Davies
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<p>Celebrate the R. S Thomas centenary with this excellent volume that draws together 52 poems (2 previously unpublished) by Thomas to his wife, the distinguished artist Mildred E&nbsp; Eldridge - known as Elsi - from early meditations on their relationship to the elegies following her death.<br /><br />This revelatory...
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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><em>Signs Round a Dead Body</em> is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Deryn Rees-Jones&rsquo;s widely acclaimed first collection, <em>The Memory Tray</em>. Her humour, sharp technique and preoccupation with the dilemmas of women are as apparent as ever, but there is now a more intense personal focus.</p>...
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walford davies, suit of lights
Damian Walford Davies
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<p>The poems in Damian Walford Davies&rsquo; first full collection are fascinated by serrations of light, parodies of shadow, and all shades in between.</p><p>The bare flesh of a 1951 boxing match, luminous shirts in a country lane, surreal urban attire and the scales of a dying fish illuminate the volume with suits of light...
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