<p>A Fold in the River, from Seren Books, is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along...
<p>The poems in Vuyelwa Carlin’s <em>How We Dream of the Dead</em> show the richness of diction and the piercing intensity of image that we have come to expect from this distinctive writer. The book opens with the long 'To You a Son, Wordless and Fair' that chronicles the loving and sometimes stormy...
<p>Vuyelwa Carlin has established a reputation as a highly distinctive stylist. Published internationally and instantly recognisable, her poems feature an intricate, mosaic-like technique.</p><p><em>Marble Sky</em>, her third collection, is in three varied sections. It opens with ’Bottles of Blood&rsquo...
<p><em>Midas’ Daughter</em> is Vuyelwa Carlin’s first full-length book of poems. Her short-line stanzas are studded with jewel-like images that accrue into mysterious tales or characters from myth and history. The first section of the book is devoted to poems on the theme of trees. They show a fine sympathy...
<h3><strong>First Edition and Signed Copies exclusive to Seren </strong></h3><p>In New Stories from the Mabinogion ten great authors have taken the Celtic myth cycle as a starting point to give us masterly re-workings with a modern twist in a series both various and wonderful. We have reached the orbit of Mars, the...
<p>Known for her distinctive style that owes something to Emily Dickinson’s brevity (and her use of the dash to denote a long pause) Carlin is a surprising and unusual voice in modern poetry.<br /><br />This fourth collection features four distinct sections: the first part includes a series of poems dedicated to two...
<p>This new collection from Graham Mort selects work from five previous collections and adds a substantial section of new poems. From early lyrics focused in the natural world, he quickly developed his own distinctive narrative style, encompassing a sharp eye for detail, an acute grasp of character, and a wonderful ability to evoke...
<p>Jean Earle’s third collection of poetry shines a particular light on its subjects. Here are poems in her own original style, intensely observant of the natural world and the artefacts of everyday life. Familiar, almost mundane sights and objects are revealed as small epiphanies to the alert viewer and user. These are poems which...
<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, 'a master of the exact word'.</p>