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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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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Recipient of Hay Festival <a href="https://www.serenbooks.com/newsentry/robert-minhinnick-awarded-hay-festi... for Poetry.</a> </strong></p><p>This collection of short prose begins with a real 1945 diary kept in Burma, and Minhinnick telling stories to his mother in her care home.</p>...
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Ruba Abughaida
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<p><strong>&ldquo;One of the most important Iraqi poets alive today.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>Dr. Abbas Khadim</em></strong></p><p><strong>&ldquo;Epic in scope, lyrical and deeply moving, this is a fascinating and powerful work, and a welcome addition to the canon of translated...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize</strong></p><p>Nia Vine is about to fulfil her dream of exploring an unmapped&nbsp;cave system. With her will go two friends who were brought up in the same seaside town.&nbsp;&nbsp;These companions are international travellers, but Nia, who has recently...
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Ian McMillan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;There are more, often hilarious, vignettes than points on the local map, every one of which is covered&rsquo; &ndash; <em>The Yorkshire Times</em></strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p>In <em>Real Barnsley</em>, Ian McMillan delves into the past of the Barnsley area...
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Grahame Davies
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<p><strong>&ldquo;I shall put this on the shelf next to Sinclair&#39;s &#39;London Orbital&#39; and Alan Moore&#39;s &#39;Jerusalem&#39; where it will conspire and whisper the secrets of time and place with its companions.&rdquo;&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;Simon Satori&nbsp;Hendley</strong>...
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Peter Finch
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<p><strong>&lsquo;The Real Cardiff books have always been the locals&rsquo; best guide to the city&rsquo;<br />&ndash;&nbsp;<em>Cardiff Life​</em></strong></p><p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">&lsquo;</font>Utterly compelling...
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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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Kate Noakes
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<p><strong>Kate Noakes will be appearing at Hay Festival 2022 alongside Rosie Hayles on the 5th June. Find out more <a href="https://www.hayfestival.com/p-19076-kate-noakes-and-rosie-hayles.aspx">h... new addition to the Real Series explores the town of Hay-on-Wye, home to the prestigious the Hay Literature Festival and...
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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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John Osmond
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<p><strong>&#39;John Osmond takes time out from shaping the destiny of the nation to reshape our understanding of one corner of that nation.&#39; - Grahame Davies</strong></p><p>John Osmond calls Preseli &ndash; west and north Pembrokeshire &ndash; magical country. It is a landscape of bare hills, big...
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Rosalind Hudis
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<p><em>Restorations</em> is a journey into what it means to preserve &ndash; a monument, a moment, a life-story, a poppy. It&rsquo;s about the hunger to possess and the need to let go. Welding themes from art and history with the contemporary, there are poems about pigments and dictators, glue and glass houses,...
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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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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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Rhian Edwards
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<p><strong>A <a href="https://nationalpoetryday.co.uk/poems/poetry-recommendations/">National Poetry Day</a> Recommended Read 2020</strong></p><p><em>The Estate Agent&rsquo;s Daughter</em> is Rhian Edwards&rsquo; eagerly awaited follow-up to her multi-prizewinning debut <a...
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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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