A Straitened Stage: Saunders Lewis' Theatre
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<p>Saunders Lewis (1893-1985), poet, novelist, lecturer, founder of Plaid Cymru (the Welsh Nationalist Party) was also the greatest Welsh language playwright of the century. His nineteen plays are a peculiarly Welsh response to the crisis in European theatre of the 1890s, and make a distinctive contribution to mainstream European culture....
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Beyond the Pampas, Imogen Rhia Herrad
Imogen Rhia Herrad
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<p>Much in this book, particularly in the second half, absorbed and fascinated me. By the end I felt like I had discovered the indigenous roots of Patagonia along with Herrad.<em> <strong>&ndash; New Welsh Review</strong><br /><br />Beyond the Pampas</em> is an entrancing and highly unusual account of...
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Certain Welsh Artists, Iwan Bala
Iwan Bala
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<p><em>Certain Welsh Artists</em> explores custodial aesthetics, in which artists of all forms consciously or subconsciously become guardians of their culture, particularly of cultures under pressure from more dominant ones, be they close neighbours or transmitted through electronic media. Wales has been referred to as a &...
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Disturbance, Ivy Alvarez
Ivy Alvarez
Poetry
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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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Groundbreaking, Iwan Bala
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<p>As the growth of art in public places continues, <em>Groundbreaking</em> is a timely look at this field from the perspective of one of the leading organisations in the field. Cywaith Cymru / Artworks Wales (formerly the Welsh Sculpture Trust) was among the very earliest bodies which developed and promoted public art in Britain...
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Here and Now, Iwan Bala
Iwan Bala
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<p>The visual arts in Wales are in ferment. <em>Here and Now</em>&nbsp;is a timely and in-depth consideration of the practise of individual artists and the infrastructure in which they operate.</p>
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Ibrahim and Reenie, David Llewellyn
David Llewellyn
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<p>Ibrahim is walking from Cardiff to London. He has his reasons and he&rsquo;s not doing it for charity. What he hasn&rsquo;t counted on is bumping into seventy-five-year-old cockney Reenie doing the same thing, before he&rsquo;s even reached Newport.</p><p>With her life&rsquo;s luggage in a shopping trolley,...
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id's hospit
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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if you fall i will catch you, eifion jenkins
Eifion Jenkins
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<p><em>If You Fall I Will Catch You</em> is a futuristic fantasy by debut novelist, Eifion Jenkins. Thinking the unthinkable &ndash; knowing the unknowable. Gwidion is a boy on the verge of manhood to whom 9/11 means nothing. But the psychic shock waves of an event that once shook the world are still felt in his village, all...
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Carrie Etter, Imagined Sons
Carrie Etter
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<p>In <em>Imagined Sons</em>&nbsp; Carrie Etter has written a book of vivid, heartbreaking poems on the experience of giving up a child for adoption. A prize-winning author, lecturer, critic and popular blogger, Etter imagines the possible destinies for the child and presents us with various scenarios from the tragic to the...
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Immrama
Catherine Fisher
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<p><em>Immrama</em> is an old Irish word meaning &quot;voyages to islands&quot;, and many of the poems in this volume are journeys to islands of the past, to ancient sites, and into religion.</p>
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in a different light
Eds. Robert Schouten & Robert Minhinnick
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<p>In response to <em>In een ander licht</em>, the Dutch anthology of poems, from Wales comes <em>In a Different Light,</em> a ground-breaking collection of work by fourteen contemporary Dutch poets who have made continental reputations but who wait to be discovered in the English language. And there are fascinating,...
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In a Different Light, Robert Minhinnick, Rob Schouten
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<p><em>In a Different Light </em>is a groundbreaking collection of work by fourteen poets writing in Dutch, many of whom have made continental reputations, yet await discovery by the English-speaking world. And there are fascinating and rewarding discoveries to be made. The tone is often conversational, and imbued with wry humour...
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Alice Entwistle In Her Own Words
Edited by Alice Entwistle
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<p><em>In Her Own Words</em> is a collection of interviews with women poets from Wales. The subjects range in age (from their thirties to their nineties), in geographic location, and in themes and subject matter. The interviews variously explore topics ranging from personal biography, the complex joys and strains of balancing...
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in praise of navigation
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<p>From the West Indies to Shanghai, this collection of contemporary short stories opens up a new world of Dutch writing to English language readers. Subjects range from poetry to paranoia, power and desire as the reader is taken on a voyage around the globe, or focussed on a claustrophobic homeland. The variety of style, subject and...
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In Reality, Jean Portante
Jean Portante
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<p>Jean Portante is a lyric poet, and also one who has something to say to an international audience. As a Francophone Luxemburger of Italian descent, his poetry works at the spaces between European cultures and is concerned with themes of identity, politics, language, Europe, the divide between politics and everyday life. This dual language...
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Kate Bingham
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<p>Perceptive, persuasive and intricately made, the poems of Kate Bingham&rsquo;s third collection, <em>Infragreen</em>, take the reader on a startling and unfamiliar journey through everyday experiences and phenomena. Her keen eye, reflectiveness and quiet wit endow her subjects with a shimmering freshness.<br /><br...
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Ingrid's husband, paul henry
Paul Henry
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<div>Here is a book of ghosts, from the mysterious traveller in the title poem who, mistaken for another man, starts to crave his new alter ego, to the first person of &lsquo;Between Two Bridges&rsquo;, Henry&rsquo;s long poem on Newport, who follows his teenage ghost across the city for a night:</div><div>&nbsp;...
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inroads, carolyn jess-cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 128);"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>Shortlisted for the London Festival Fringe Prize for the Best First Collection of Poetry 2010.</strong></span></span></p> <p>This debut collection from Seren,<em>...
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Inroads, Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>This debut collection from Seren, <em>Inroads</em>, showcases a startling new talent. Carolyn Jess-Cooke has a sophisticated poetic intelligence as well as a great sense of fun. The opening piece, &lsquo;Accent&rsquo; where &lsquo;stowaway inflections and locally-produced slang/have passports of their own&rsquo...
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Intermittent journals dannie abse
Dannie Abse
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<p>&#39;More, please Dannie&#39; said <em>The Sunday Times</em> on the publication of <em>Journals from the Ant-Heap</em> in 1986. <em>Intermittent Journals</em> answers that call, bringing back into print that book and adding to it &rsquo;Notes Mainly from the Clinic&rsquo; (1981),...
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Intimate Portraits, Alison Lloyd
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<p>The word &rsquo;portrait&rsquo; is, to many people, evocative of those posed formal studies of the nobility adorning the walls of stately homes across Europe and beyond. Yet portraiture in its broadest sense surely encompasses all attempts at depicting the human form, character and condition &ndash; a seemingly inexhaustible...
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Into Painting: Brendan Stuart Burns
David Alston
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<p>A small, isolated beach in Pembrokeshire is the almost exclusive subject of the paintings of Brendan Burns. His aim is to record, explore and interpret the constant change of shoreline, tide, horizon, climate and rock pools through a semi-abstract style which references artists from Monet to Pollock.</p><p>Paint, layered...
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Invisible Times, Mike Jenkins
Mike Jenkins
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<p><em>Invisible Times </em>sees Mike Jenkins developing further the picture of working-class society in south Wales which he presented so forcefully in his previous book,<em> Empire of Smoke.</em> His use of language and dialect moves still closer to that of his subjects, and the business of their living is written...
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