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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p><strong>&quot;This is poetry that is always tugging at the reader to travel a little farther, straining to get round the next corner. In its scope it is ambitious, and in its approach gentle and humane.&nbsp;Pugh&rsquo;s&nbsp;writing is wide, eclectic and imaginative, with these miraculously distant places almost...
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Sammy Weaver
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<h2>Winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021</h2><p><em>Angola, America</em>, winner of the Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2021, takes its name from&nbsp;a prison in Louisiana in the southern United Sates. In these strikingly original, thoroughly contemporary, and deeply moving poems by poet Sammy Weaver,...
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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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Sarah Wimbush
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em>/Poetry Book Society Women&#39;s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;In <em>Bloodlines</em>&nbsp;Sarah Wimbush...
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<p>&#39;<em>All of this has been written before,</em></p><p><em>in the godless corners at the back of churches,</em></p><p><em>in the dirt of cotton-fields-corn-fields-battle-fields-</em></p><p><em>in the dirt, any way.&#39;</em></p><p>-...
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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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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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Siobhán Campbell
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Profoundly challenging and entertaining&rsquo; &ndash; WriteOutLoud</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;book of bare facts coaxed into a strange expressiveness by barely-perceptible atmospheres of loss, anger, danger or hope. Or any two or three of these at once.&rsquo...
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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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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>A subtle and adept technique, combined with a sharp wit, keen eye and pointed sense of humour, creates poems of memorable cadence and theme.<br /><br />The title is taken from the remnants of a sign outside a hospital, now closed, that features in the moving reminiscences of an elderly passenger on a bus. Other poems invoke...
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long-haul travellers, sheenagh pugh
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Some of the journeys in this collection can be found on maps.&nbsp; But some travellers are journeying from one self to another, like those strange adventurers Murat Reis and Tristan Jones.&nbsp; Some, like Adwaitya the tortoise, have traversed time as well as space. Some travel in dreams. And the longest-haul travellers of all...
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love from Wales
Sian James
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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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Simon Mundy
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<p><em>&quot;This is a book I will take with me as my companion everywhere - up high mountains, on the bus, to bed. Beautiful.&quot; </em><strong>- Bettany Hughes</strong><br /><br /><em>More for Helen of Troy</em> is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire the poet...
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Steve Makin
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<p>A retrospective through poems and photographs of the town of Mynydd Parys, near Amlwch on Anglesey, formerly one of the largest copper mines in the world.</p>
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other beasts, sarah corbett
Sarah Corbett
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<p>From the first sumptuous poem, &lsquo;Birthday&rsquo; where the protagonist, running at night, thinks of her body as a &ldquo;nocturnal bloom&rdquo;, the reader is immersed in the compelling voice of Sarah Corbett. From her first book, <a href="&quot;https://www.seren-books.com/product-search/p/1774/&quot;...
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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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Samantha Wynne Rhydderch
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<p>Samantha Wynne Rhydderch&#39;s intense, uncompromising style recalls the confessional poets but her vivid narratives often conjure dark personas: men on the edge of breakdown or women in the midst of ecstasy.</p><p>The poet&rsquo;s fascination with the ferocious and marginal lead her to daring risks with language. This...
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Ben Wilkinson
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<p>This ambitious new collection from poet and critic Ben Wilkinson finds its author experimenting with poetic voice and the dramatic monologue. Carefully crafted yet charged with contemporary language, the book brims with everyone from cage fighters to boy-racers, cancer patients to whales in captivity.</p><p>Several poems...
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Angela Graham
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<h2>With Phil Cope, Viviana Fiorentino, Mahyar, Csilla Toldy and Glen Wilson</h2><p><strong>&ldquo;A necessary and urgent response to the world&rsquo;s&nbsp;increasing crises&hellip;&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Robert&nbsp;Minhinnick</strong></p><p>Sanctuary is &ndash; urgent....
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Robert Walton
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Rippled through with uncommon beauty&rsquo; &ndash; SkyLightRain</strong></p><p><strong>​&lsquo;Dip into Walton&rsquo;s jazzed-up version of the world and you will inevitably surface from the pages in a brighter hue.&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review</strong>...
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sea lillies, john barnie
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<p>This generous <em>Selected Poems</em> from John Barnie includes work from seven of his previous collections: <em>Borderland</em> (1984), <em>Lightning Country</em> (1987), <em>Clay</em> (1989), <em>The Confirmation</em> (1992), <em>The City</em> (1993), <em>...
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selected new poems john powell ward
John Powell Ward
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<p>This substantial book features poems from the five decades of John Powell Ward&rsquo;s career. It opens with early, uncollected pieces &ndash; some of which were experimental and concrete &ndash; moves on to the traditionally styled poems of the 70s and 80s and then towards a late flowering in the 90s, which features a...
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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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john ormond, selected poems
John Ormond
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<p>John Ormond is one of the finest of a generation of Anglo-Welsh poets which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris.</p><p>This long-awaited <em>Selected Poems</em> makes a thematic selection from his long career, influenced early by his friends Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins. Ormond soon found his own voice,...
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