Paul Deaton
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<p>&lsquo;<strong><em>A Watchful Astronomy</em> is such an unclouded, moving and accessible collection it should be prescribed by the NHS for those who say they cannot stomach poetry because it&rsquo;s too difficult or irrelevant.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Poetry School</strong></p><p><...
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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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Tony Conran (1931-2013)
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<p><em>Welsh Verse</em>, Tony Conran&rsquo;s milestone of translation, makes a welcome return. Formerly the <em>Penguin Book of Welsh Verse</em>, Seren has expanded the selection of what is the standard text of high quality translations of Welsh poetry stretching from the sixth century to the late twentieth...
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<p><strong>&lsquo;His energy, inventiveness and human sympathy make him one of the most exciting poets of his generation.&rsquo; &ndash; Merryn Williams</strong></p><p>&lsquo;<strong>An unusually lively and well written oeuvre that is worth the time of anyone interested in contemporary poetry....
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Masque Bethany W. Pope
Bethany W. Pope
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A novel richly layered with both gothic appeal and intellectual depth&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;tale full of vigour and action: the author employs the genre of the Gothic novel with effortless mastery&rsquo; &ndash; Ofi...
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Carol Rumens
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The most striking thing about the collection is its range, its adventurousness, its willingness to go almost anywhere in the quest for a different slant on poetry&rsquo; &ndash; The North</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a confronting collection, offering many challenges...
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<p>Peter Finch follows the trail of twentieth century popular music from a 1950s valve radio playing in a suburban Cardiff terrace to the reality of the music among the bars of Ireland, the skyscrapers of New York, the plains of Tennessee, the flatlands of Mississippi and the mountains of North Carolina. <em>The Roots of Rock from...
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Mary-Ann Constantine
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>Star-Shot</em> is one of those mysterious novels which slowly takes hold of you, turns you on your head, spins you around and makes you begin to question the world around you.&rsquo; &ndash; Wales Arts Review </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Part fable, part...
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Anne Lauppe-Dunbar
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Cross Sports Book Awards, New Writer of the Year 2016<br />Shortlisted for the Rubery&nbsp;Book Award, Fiction Category 2017</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;Lauppe-Dunbar marshals the facts of history deftly, and devastatingly, into her...
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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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John Ormond
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<p>John Ormond (1923-1990) is one of the remarkable generation of poets born in south Wales in the early 1920s which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris. A journalist on Picture Post during its heyday in the 1940s, he was a friend of fellow Swansea writers Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins, both of whom were key influences on a poetry of...
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Damian Walford Davies
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<p>A shattered Judas Iscariot &ndash; that byword for betrayal &ndash; tells his own story in Damian Walford Davies&#39; compelling and finely wrought new collection from Seren.<br /><br />We follow Judas over the course of five days as he moves through first-century Jerusalem trying to make sense of the bewildering...
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Island of Lightening, Robert Minhinnick
Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Island of Lightning</em> is the latest book of travel essays by the prizewinning Robert Minhinnick, poet, novelist, translator, cultural commentator and environmentalist. In it he travels from his home in south Wales to Argentina, China, Finland, Iraq, Tuscany and Piemonte, Malta, New York, Zagreb, Lithuania and the...
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Ivy Alvarez
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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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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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Call Mother a Lonely Field, Liam Carson
Liam Carson
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<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE RSL Ondaatje Prize 2013</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div>&quot;A family memoir, written with a son&rsquo;s love of his parents and filled with<br />the gentle particulars of life in Northern Ireland when all one saw from&nbsp;</div><div>the...
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After Brock, Paul Binding
Paul Binding
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<p>&quot;Animal magic on the borders between youth and maturity<em>&quot;</em> <em><strong>&ndash; The Independent</strong></em></p><p>&quot;After Brock shows how natural drama infuses human behaviour with resonant meaning, and vice versa.&quot; <strong>&ndash;...
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Slanderous Tongues, Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams
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<p><em>&#39;This is an unmistakably important book, and its publication will become a significamt landmark moment in the history of Welsh poetry in English.&#39;</em><strong> -- New Welsh Review</strong></p><p><em>Slanderous Tongues</em> addresses a shameful gap in Welsh literary...
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zoo father, pascale petit
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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between two seas, R.D Cook
R.D. Cook
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<p>Jenna wondered how their lives had become so snagged upon each other&#39;s. It would seem incongruous to an outsider that, now thirty-seven and struggling with her&nbsp;own complicated relationships, she could find herself so caught up in the life of Tomas &ndash; a college boy she hardly knew. And yet she could see the...
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peter finch later selected poems
Peter Finch
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<p>A prolific, relentlessly inventive, provocative and often hilarious poet, Peter Finch has published over twenty volumes of verse, as well as prose, including the popular alternative guide books in Seren&#39;s Real... series.This selection follows his popular Selected Poems (1987) with a choice of work from books published in the past...
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everything must change, graham davies
Grahame Davies
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<p><strong><em>&quot;..simply the best novel I have ever read from our nation..&quot; Mike Jenkins (Welsh Poet and author)</em></strong></p><p><em>Everything Must Change</em> is a thoughtful first novel, exploring the place of passionately held, radical beliefs in the modern world. The...
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Kerry's Children, Ellen Davis
Ellen Davis
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<p>Ellen Davis was born in 1929 in the small German village of Hoof. Her Jewish family had lived there since 1760 but its peaceful existence was shattered when Hitler came to power and German Jews were persecuted.</p><p>Ellen&rsquo;s autobiography tells the harrowing story of her childhood struggle to protect her younger...
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remembering carmen, nicholas murray
Nicholas Murray
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<p>Nicholas Murray&rsquo;s second novel is an elegant dissection of modern romantic mores. Christopher, a successful shopfitter specialising in transforming dilapidated London buildings into swanky bistros, is romantically involved with Carmen, a one-time academic now unhappily employed as a magazine-columnist. Jimmy, millionaire and...
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