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Ben Wilkinson
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<p>This ambitious new collection from poet and critic Ben Wilkinson finds its author experimenting with poetic voice and the dramatic monologue. Carefully crafted yet charged with contemporary language, the book brims with everyone from cage fighters to boy-racers, cancer patients to whales in captivity.</p><p>Several poems...
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Land of Poets Edited by Eurig Sailsbury with shortlisted poems from Wales Young Poets Award 2020
Ed. Eurig Salisbury
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<p><em>Land of Poets</em> is the first&nbsp;Wales Young Poets Award Anthology, a compilation of shortlisted and winning poems in both English and Welsh from the 2020 award. Selected and edited by judge Eurig Salisbury &ndash;&nbsp;Bardd Plant Cymru/Welsh Children&rsquo;s Laureate 2011-13 and Welsh-language editor...
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Martin Griffiths
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<p><strong>&lsquo;I must confess to being completely star-struck by this seminal work​&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>The Bay</em></strong></p><p><br />In <em>Dark Land, Dark Skies</em>, astronomer Martin Griffiths subverts conventional astronomical thought by eschewing the...
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Rhys Mwyn
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<p><strong>The Slate landscape&nbsp;of Northwest Wales is&nbsp;now a&nbsp;<a href="https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-slate-landscape-uks-newest-unesco-wo... World Heritage site</a>.</strong></p><p>This county-wide addition to the Real series explores mainland northwest Wales, an area rich...
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Owen Morgan
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A great go-to recipe book.&rdquo; &ndash; Matt&nbsp;Tebbutt</strong></p><p><strong>&ldquo;...every bit the equal of their cooking... the sort of tome that becomes battered&nbsp;and splattered with constant use.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Tom...
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Tony Curtis
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<p><strong>&ldquo;A tour de force... a highly readable novel and a splendid union of documentation and imaginative reconstruction, as well as a convincing rendering of different voices. I was enthralled&hellip;&rdquo; &ndash; Jeremy Hooker</strong></p><p>Paris is an extraordinary city, never more so...
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Carolyn Jess-Cooke
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<p>Carolyn Jess-Cooke&rsquo;s new poetry collection is both keenly political and deeply personal. The opening poem &lsquo;now&rsquo; features a seemingly peaceful domestic scene of a family lounging at home as the starting point for meditation on history, time, mortality and the fate of the planet:&nbsp;<em>I think of...
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Polly Atkin
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<h4>Longlisted for the Laurel Prize 2022</h4><p><strong>Poetry Book Society&nbsp;Winter Selection&nbsp;2021</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Much With Body</em> is the startlingly original second collection by poet Polly Atkin. The beauty of the Lake District is both balm...
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<p>Michael O&rsquo;Brien was notoriously falsely imprisoned for the murder of a Cardiff newsagent in 1988. His sentence was overturned in 1999 and he successfully sued South Wales Police, eventually receiving a large financial compensation in 2006.</p><p>In the first part of <em>The Dossier</em> he presents new...
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Kim Moore
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<h3>Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2022</h3><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;All the Men I Never Married</em>&nbsp;is a work of immense focus, intelligence and integrity.&rdquo; &ndash; <em>The Yorkshire Times</em></strong></p><p>...
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Hammad Rind
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<p><em>International shipping available at checkout</em></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Easily the most remarkable work of fiction to come out of Wales in a thousand moons.&rdquo; &ndash; Jon Gower</strong></p><p><strong><em>&ldquo;Four Dervishes</em>&nbsp;is a...
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Alison Binney
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<p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em> Women&rsquo;s Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2020</strong></p><p><em>Other Women&rsquo;s Kitchens</em> is Alison Binney&rsquo;s debut pamphlet of poems and introduces us to a gifted new voice who writes with flair and feeling about coming out...
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Robert Seatter
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<p><em>&rsquo;Your museum is permanently magical&hellip; some in poems have raised fine architectural edifices, but most rare have been those who&hellip; have built a poem.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;</em>Isaac D&rsquo;Israeli to Sir John Soane, 1838</p><p>Universally captivating, Sir John Soane...
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Zoë Brigley
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<p>Our climate is on the brink of catastrophic change.&nbsp;<em>100 Poems to Save the Earth</em>&nbsp;invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay attention to what we have been missing.&nbsp;The&nbsp;defining crisis of our time is revealed to be fundamentally a crisis of perception....
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<p><em>The Golden Valley </em>is a personal account in words and photographs of the Garw where Phil Cope has lived for thirty-five years. In it he explores the valley&rsquo;s history: sparsely worked agriculture; boom-town coal exploitation; sudden, followed by gentle, post-industrial decline; attempts at re-invigoration...
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Patrick McGuinness
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<p>Oxford, city of dreaming spires, bicycles, Inspector Morse, tourists, gentility. Or perhaps a less familiar place? <em>Jericho</em>, once seedy backstreets with Oxford&rsquo;s main porn cinema and an astonishing concentration of pubs, now mythologised by Philip Pullman and gentrified beyond the wildest imaginings of the...
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<p><strong>&ldquo;No better way, perhaps, to salute the passionate commitment of Roland Mathias in transforming the reputation of Welsh poets writing in English than through the poetry he enabled. I, among many, have a career in literature to thank him for.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Gillian Clarke</strong></p><...
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Dai George
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<p>This&nbsp;confident second collection by Dai George addresses the contentious nature of the times. Always deeply thoughtful but also alternately ebullient, angry, curious, ashamed, the poet moves through urban and digital spaces feeling both uneasy and exhilarated. As with the&nbsp;Auden&nbsp;of the inter-war period, there is...
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Ilse Pedler
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<p><em>Auscultation</em> means listening and specifically, in medicine, listening to sounds that come from the body&rsquo;s internal organs. If listening is a central theme of this collection, it is also about being heard. Ilse Pedler is poet of breadth and depth. There are poems about waiting rooms and surgical instruments,...
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<p><em>&ldquo;When I write, I want to smash through something.&rdquo; </em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Writing is something without which you die.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;New technologies have fundamentally changed what it means to be a writer.&rdquo;</em></p...
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Jayne Joso
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<p><strong>&ldquo;...written in pellucidly clear prose and wrought like pieces of fine porcelain, unfussy in their language and measured in their telling to the point of being, well, serene.&rdquo; &ndash; <em>Nation.Cymru</em></strong></p><p><em>Japan&nbsp;Stories</em>&nbsp...
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Leslie Scase
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<p>In this new mystery Inspector Chard is confronted with another murder in bustling Victorian Pontypridd. On the face of it the case appears unremarkable, even if it isn&rsquo;t obviously solvable, but following new leads takes Chard into unexpected places. A second murder, a sexual predator, industrial espionage and a mining disaster...
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