Jonathan Edwards
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<p><em>Gen</em> is a book of lions and rock stars, street parties and servants, postmen and voices. In the opening sequence&rsquo;s exploration of youth and young manhood, the author sets his own Valleys upbringing against the &rsquo;50s youth of his parents and the experience of a range of pop culture icons, including...
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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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Carrie Etter
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<p><strong>Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Winter 2018</strong></p><p>Carrie Etter&rsquo;s fourth poetry collection focuses on her hometown of Normal, Illinois, in the American Midwest.&nbsp; <em>The Weather in Normal</em> is not a set of straightforward memories but a slowly shifting entity,...
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Ross Cogan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Bold and striking&rsquo; &ndash; Poetry Book Society</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Cogan&rsquo;s startling new collection is rooted firmly in the finest of the English poetry tradition, connecting us back to the dynamic dreamtime of nature and magic. In <em>Bragr</...
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Marianne Burton
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Immediate, pithy and very, very readable&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Poetry Wales</em></strong></p><p><br /><br />The life of the influential Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard has inspired this book of poems by Marianne Burton.</p><p>Burton, whose...
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Elizabeth Parker
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Wonderfully lucid and economical... precise and delicate in its use of language&rsquo; &ndash; Andrew Taylor</strong></p><p><strong>&#39;This is a radiantly-written and vigorous collection by a rising star of British poetry.&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;David...
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Claire Williamson
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<p><br /><strong>&lsquo;At once heartbreaking and comfortingly human, with the skill to make your spirits soar.&rsquo; &ndash; <em>SkyLightRain</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Claire Williamson&#39;s poems are beguiling hybrids &ndash;&nbsp;self-assured yet...
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Ben Wilkinson
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<p><em>Way More Than Luck </em>is the vivid debut collection from the well-known young poet and critic Ben Wilkinson. The book opens with a series of poems that, with a remarkable clarity and sympathy, recall a battle with clinical depression: the &ldquo;days when you weren&rsquo;t anyone. Days gone undercover...&...
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Paul Henry
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Here is a rich and comforting voice next to you in the dark. Twenty eight poems so beguiling you know not whether they depict ancient folklore or an everyday occurrence in the next but one village&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Caught by the River</em></strong></p><p>...
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Bryony Littlefair
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<p>Poems need head, heart, and soul but this particular <em>Mslexia</em> Poetry Prize-winning pamphlet has an extra ingredient &ndash;&nbsp;a feminist kick.&nbsp;Bryony Littlefair is acutely aware of women&rsquo;s lives and gives us mothers, daughters, grandmothers, friends and&nbsp;colleagues whose adventures...
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<p><strong>Treat yourself or someone you love to a gift-wrapped parcel of three engaging and intelligent poetry books, carefully chosen from the award-winning </strong><strong>Seren list. </strong></p><p>Each mystery bundle is terrific value at only &pound;9.99, and contains three full poetry...
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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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Martyn Crucefix
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>The Lovely Disciplines</em> is a fascinating grove of acutely astute observations, where life and its slant significances flit, half-hidden, among the leaves. </strong>&rsquo;<strong> &ndash; Mario Petrucci</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Careful and...
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Graham Mort
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A book of great energy&rsquo; &ndash; Katherine Stansfield</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Mort, with his startling exactitude and shrewd observation, leaves us &ldquo;spellbound in stanzas&rdquo;. Highly recommended.&rsquo; &ndash; WriteOutLoud</strong><...
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Emily Blewitt
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Full of wit, fun, talent&rsquo; &ndash; <em>Artemis Poetry</em></strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Blewitt draws us in with her keen eye for quirkiness, a good ear for dialogue and her riotous delight in all things absurd.&rsquo; &ndash; Maria Apichella, The...
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Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>&lsquo;Concentrated, irresistible poetry&rsquo; &ndash; Emily Blewitt</strong></p><p><br /><em>Brood</em> is the new pamphlet from poet Rhian Edwards. Winner of all three categories of Wales Book of the Year in 2013 for her debut poetry collection, <em><a href="...
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Yvonne Reddick
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<p><strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s impossible to read this collection without being moved&rsquo; &ndash; New Welsh Review</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;This is a beautifully structured pamphlet that offers the reader a deeply felt sufficiency&rsquo; &ndash; WriteOutLoud</strong></p...
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Polly Atkin
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<p><strong>&lsquo;With her keen senses,&nbsp;she celebrates nature in all its glory. &rsquo; &ndash; Disclaimer Magazine</strong></p><p><strong>&lsquo;Powerful and tender&rsquo; &ndash; Mslexia</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Basic Nest...
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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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Rhiannon Hooson
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: vera-sans, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Hooson&rsquo;s style is thoughtful, questioning, reflective, and consistently restrained. Her collection gives the impression of having come together over a long period, with each piece earning its place...
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Tony Curtis
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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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Deryn Rees-Jones
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<p><strong>&lsquo;<em>What It&rsquo;s Like To Be Alive</em> is a chance to reflect on the depth of Rees-Jones&rsquo;s poetry to this point, and to see the growth of a fierce poetic intelligence.&rsquo;<br />&ndash; Poetry Ireland Review</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p>Deryn...
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Caroline Smith
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>&lsquo;The Immigration Handbook was certainly the most moving and inspiring book of poems I read last year. It really is a major book of political poems; I find it hard to think of a comparably successful...
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