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Seren Selections, Amy Wack
Ed. Amy Wack
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<p>This volume begins a series of compact anthologies from Seren featuring new poetry.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ve chosen some of the freshest voices, with an emphasis on those from Wales.&nbsp; These are mostly young writers yet to publish first collections.<br /> <br /> Several, like Zoe Brigley, Kathryn Simmonds and Abi...
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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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Marianne Burton
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<p>This is a startlingly good debut by Marianne Burton. Often dark, but with a sharply concise and compelling style, these poems draw you in with a &lsquo;look at this!&rsquo; urgency. This is a collection of voices: dodos and wallpaper chant obsessively, a cheese weeps for the calf whose milk it stole,&nbsp; a woman turned into...
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sheenagh pugh later selected poems
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<p>A poet renowned for the clarity of her style, the originality of her subject matter, and for her erudite and spiky online presence, Sheenagh Pugh is a poet at the height of her career. This book is a companion to her popular earlier <em>Selected Poems</em>, originally published in 1990 and now a GCSE set text.&nbsp;</p...
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sheenagh pugh selected poems
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Here is the best of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s early work: a generous and wide-ranging selection from her first four collections, together with two dozen previously unpublished pieces.</p><p>Notable inclusions are the prize-winning &#39;M.S.A&#39; and &#39;Intercity Lullaby&#39;, and the much-anthologised &#...
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Sheenagh Pugh, Short Days, Long Shadows
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>In this, her twelfth collection, noted poet Sheenagh Pugh steps into a new, northern landscape, the Shetland Islands, with poems steeped in the wilder weathers and views of rugged coastlines, sweeping sea-vistas and the hardy historical characters who have inhabited these lands. There is a lovely pared-down spareness, and elegiac...
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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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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Her characteristic wit and precision are fully in evidence in Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s <em>Sing for the Taxman</em>. Dedicated to the proposition that poetry must, first of all, entertain the reader, these poems give delight on first reading and pleasure upon contemplation.</p><p>A day mountain climbing inspires...
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Ruth Bidgood
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<p>A sense of mystery and mortality infuses these beautiful poems by Ruth Bidgood. Her deep engagement with the landscape and history of her part of Wales is matched by a metaphysical questioning as to the purpose and meaning of experience.</p><p>The voices that she invokes are often the &rsquo;unremembered&rsquo; ones: a...
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skirrid hill, owen sheers
Owen Sheers
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<p>Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 2006<br /><br />Ideas of separation and divorce are important in Owen Sheers&rsquo; eagerly-awaited follow up to his acclaimed debut collection <em>The Blue Book</em>. The geographical divides of borders, the separation of the dead and the living, the movement from childhood...
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Cath Drake
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<p>The manuscript that kept sifting to the top, <em>Sleeping with Rivers</em> by Cath Drake, is simply full of gorgeous poems. Drake has a tendency to a longer line, a discursive manner, a narrative depth.I started to love these poems from the very first line of the first poem, &lsquo;Every morning she wakes up with rivers...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p>The most significant writer among these prizewinners &hellip; I take to be Christopher Meredith. He writes with freedom and perhaps unfashionable eloquence about alienation and doubt. So wrote Michael Hofman in the T.L.S. of the 1983-84 Gregory Award winners.</p><p>Meredith&rsquo;s first short book, <em>This</...
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Nerys Williams
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE FORWARD PRIZE (BEST FIRST COLLECTION) 2011</strong></p><p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE MICHAEL MURPHY PRIZE 2011</strong></p><p><strong>WINNER OF THE DLR STRONG AWARD (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHINE) AT POETRY NOW / MOUNTAINS TO SEA</strong></p><p...
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Christopher Meredith
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<p><em>&#39;beautiful, subtle, mysteriously evasive poems...&nbsp;a great achievement.&#39; <strong>- Jeremy Hooker</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Many though not all of the poems in Christopher Meredith&rsquo;s collection, <em>Still, </em>explore the web of...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s poems continue to entertain and delight her many admirers. In <em>Stonelight</em>, her ninth collection, the keynote is celebration.</p><p>The opening section includes a moving series called &rsquo;Arctic Chart&rsquo; which commemorates the various people (and one ship) who gave...
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Richard Gwyn
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<p>Richard Gwyn offers us a rich mix of history and memory in his new poetry collection,<em> Stowaway: A Levantine Adventure</em>. The author says:</p><p><em>This collection, held together by a loosely knitted narrative around an unnamed protagonist, a kind of anti-Ulysses, is based on a number of journeys that...
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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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Sunday at the Skin Launderette
Kathryn Simmonds
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<p>Quietly persuasive and formally adept, the poems in Kathryn Simmonds&#39; first collection engage with both the quotidian and the transcendental. Often in urban or suburban settings, her protagonists struggle with mundane tasks such as cooking or commuting or office work - all of the obstacles of modernity - and then, by some shift of...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Lying and truth-telling are a matter of choice; our innate capacity for mendacity is the source of all story-telling. The title poem poem sets the thematic tone for this collection which explores the interface between fiction and reality.</p><p>In &#39;Fanfic&#39;, Pugh travels into cyberspace where devoted fans...
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Sean Street The Dymock Poets
Sean Street
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<p>Shortly before the First World War a group of poets gathered in the small village of Dymock, in rural Gloucestershire, forming an interacting colony of talent. Their number included Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson, Robert Frost, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Edward Thomas and Eleanor Farjeon. Among their visitors were W.H. Davies...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Like the protagonist in the title poem of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s tenth collection - a mathematician startled to find himself in love - we are led into these poems by apparently straightforward tales that swerve into lyricism or surprise us with paradox. Many of Pugh&rsquo;s trademark themes and ideas appear here: a drunken snooker...
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The Red Wardrobe, Sarah Corbett
Sarah Corbett
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<p>A voice of considerable power and intensity emerges from the work of Sarah Corbett. She is less interested in the everyday aspects of reality than in &quot;what moves beneath the surface of my own, and others&rsquo; experience&quot;. This infuses her poems with mystery and with the intent of discovery. They resound with...
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Sarah Corbett
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<p>&quot;Poetry as white-knuckle ride&quot; is how <em>Poetry Wales</em> described Sarah Corbett&rsquo;s debut, <em>The Red Wardrobe</em>. Her eagerly-awaited second collection, <em>The Witch Bag</em>, is as powerful as its predecessor, and is sure to cement Corbett&rsquo;s reputation as...
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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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