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Robert Minhinnick
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<p>An entertaining and wide-ranging selection from forty years of one of Britain&rsquo;s foremost poetry magazines.</p><p>Forty years and 154 issues have helped <em>Poetry Wales</em> become one of the bedrock magazines for new poetry in Britain. Despite its name, <em>PW</em> is an internationalist...
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Precious Asses, James Methven
James Methven
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<p>James Methven's brilliant twenty-first century variations on Catullus won the inaugural <i>Poetry Wales</i> Purple Moose Poetry Prize in 2009. 'After' Catullus they may be, but there is nothing passive in these concentrated, ingenious and ferociously funny versions. Marked by variegated obscenity and sudden...
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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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Paul Groves
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<div>'Paul Groves is a deft storyteller, genial ironist, and brilliant portraitist. His poems are superb.'&nbsp; William Oxley</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>'Groves&acute;s style is distinctive, owing something to Larkin, not only in its politically incorrect manner and determination to call...
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Shadow Dispatches, Polly Atkin
Polly Atkin
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<p>These atmospheric and keenly observational poems offer us a slant perspective on everyday things and events: the ugliness of an elderly mute swan; or a group of migraine sufferers forming a fellowship and holding regular meetings. Poems addressing the complexity of contemporary relationships sit alongside those riffing on traditional...
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Peter Finch
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<div>Peter Finch and Grahame Davies are ideally placed to select the writers and writing which reflect the modern Cardiff. Here are revealing and entertaining contributions from some of the finest writers in Britain, all of whom have something personal, original and incisive to say about the city &ndash; including Niall Griffiths, Dannie...
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Paul Henry
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<p><em>&quot;The new, previously unpublished poems...represent the best work of a lyric poet who deserves a wider readership.&quot;</em>&nbsp;&ndash;<strong>&nbsp;TLS</strong></p><p><em>&quot;This is a beautiful, moving book concerned with a preservation and celebration of the...
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The Captain's Tower
Phil Bowen
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<p><strong>Foreword by Ronnie Wood</strong></p><p>Bob Dylan turned 75 on May 24 2016. <em>The Captain&rsquo;s Tower</em> is a birthday present anthology of poems concerned with Dylan&rsquo;s life, his work, and his cultural impact. One of the most distinguished lyricists of the post-war period,...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;... Paul Henry has much of his compatriot R.S. Thomas&rsquo;s gift, in that poet&rsquo;s later work, for terse, coolly forthright insightfulness ...&rsquo;&nbsp;<em>The TLS</em></strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a rich and comforting...
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Pascale Petit
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<p>Shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.</p><p>An outstanding volume from Pascale Petit, follow-up to the best-selling <em>The Zoo Father</em>.</p><p>Pascale Petit&rsquo;s last collection, <em>The Zoo Father</em>, was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prizes, and was a Poetry Book...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Peter Finch, noted performance poet, boundary pusher and psychogeographer based in Wales, brings us <em>The Machineries of Joy</em>, his 26th poetry collection, chock-full of acute observation, pointed asides, startled reactions, formal dislocations and structural inventions.</p><p>First, Finch gives us the poem as...
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Paul Henry
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<p>The Milk Thief is time - as it colours the lives of the characters and relatives who feature in Paul Henry&rsquo;s new collection of poems. The first two sections of the book are set primarily against the backdrop of the Ceredigion coast in Wales. A giant turtle washed up on the beach, an encounter with the British Boomerang Champion...
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Pascale Petit
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<p>Well known for the fierce confessional imagery of her first three books, <em>The Treekeeper&#39;s Tale </em>points towards another facet of the poet&#39;s gift, an intense feeling for the natural world, allied with a personal response to historical incidents and to other lands. The title section of this four-part...
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Pascale Petit
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<p><br /><br /><br />Shortlisted for the 2001 T.S. Eliot Prize, this unique collection centres on a daughter&rsquo;s fraught relationship with her dying father, a man whose legacy to her was violence and abandonment.</p><p>Rich in the imagery of the Amazonian jungle (fire ants, shaman masks, hummingbirds,...
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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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Philip Gross
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<p><em>To turn, to dig, to plough, to upset, to translate&hellip; Bend, lap, journey, time...&nbsp;</em>The Welsh word&nbsp;<em>troeon</em>&nbsp;unfolds meaning after meaning. In&nbsp;<em>TROEON : TURNINGS</em>, two poets confident in their own traditions meet in the hinterland between...
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Peter Finch
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<p><strong>Peter Finch is reading at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on March 3rd 7.30pm Media Point Room</strong><strong> &pound;2</strong></p><p>Peter Finch&rsquo;s collection, <em>Useful</em>, is marked by all the restless energy, humour and angst that is so characteristic of this...
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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, &#39;a master of the exact word&#39;.</p>
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What the Water Gave Me, Pascale Petit
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE T.S ELIOT PRIZE 2010 </strong></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2011</strong></p><p>&quot;Pascale&#39;s poems are as fresh as paint, and make you look all over again at Frida and her brilliant and tragic life.&quot; Jackie Kay, The...
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Paul Groves
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<p>In Paul Groves&rsquo;s fourth book, which consolidates his reputation as one of the most able and consistent poets of his generation, we encounter such unlikely stablemates as Rudolf Hess, Virginia Woolf, Dylan Thomas, and Otto von Bismarck. It ends with &rsquo;The Orthodox Chapel of St. Dyfrig&rsquo;, an anagrammatical tour...
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Peter Finch
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<p>&quot;Peter Finch is probably the greatest living performer in poetry that we&#39;ve got&quot;. Chris McCabe.</p><p><em>Zen Cymru</em> is the new collection of poems by that master of modern angst, Peter Finch. Not one for quiet meditations, this voice is: loud, bewildered, satirical, furious, sad,...
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