• Abeer Ameer writes of her forebears in her first collection, Inhale/Exile. Dedicated to the “holders of these stories”, the book begins with a poem about a storyteller on a rooftop in Najaf, Iraq, follows tales of courage and survival, and ends with a woman cooking food for neighbours on the anniversary of her son’s death. Available now.

    A remarkable debut
  • Inspired by the art restorer’s keen eye and by a vivid empathy for people and events, Restorations, is a journey through memory. Suffused with colour, inspired by thoughts of people and places, by artefacts and how the passage of time shifts perspectives and erodes surfaces, these poems are beautifully complex explorations, full of curiosity and the adventure of seeing and listening. Available now.

    Poetry is art
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  • The first lockdown in Wales was one of the most significant events in recent Welsh history. Will Hayward records some of the personal hardships and difficulties suffered by Welsh people. He also explores the positive ways people responded to their situation, and how the Welsh government managed the crisis. Available now

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  • A city burns in a crisis − because the status quo has collapsed and change must come. Every value, relationship and belief is shaken and the future is uncertain. In the twenty-six stories in Angela Graham's debut A City Burning, children and adults face, in the flames of personal tragedy, moments of potential transformation. On the threshold of their futures each must make a choice: how to live in this new ‘now’. Available now.

    A City Burning
Abeer Ameer
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<p><em>Inhale/Exile</em> is the debut poetry collection by Abeer Ameer, a rising poet of Iraqi heritage, who lives in Cardiff, Wales. Inspired by the many stories she heard as a child and visiting family in Iraq as an adult, Ameer has written a book that celebrates the resilience of her forebears and extended family in Baghdad...
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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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<p>In 2020 everyone&rsquo;s lives were taken over by the Covid-19 pandemic. No-one was unaffected. The spring lockdown changed the way we lived, the way we looked at each other and at ourselves. Big questions engaged us all: PPE, the health service, care homes, shielding. We became used to new words: &lsquo;social distancing&...
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Daryl Leeworthy
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<p>Published to celebrate Elaine Morgan&rsquo;s centenary, this informative biography restores Morgan&rsquo;s reputation and establishes her significant place in writing from Wales. It outlines her early days living only just above the poverty line in the Rhondda in a Labour/Communist steeped family, before reading English Literature...
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Angela Graham
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<p><strong>A city burns in a crisis &minus; because the status quo has collapsed and change must come. Every value, relationship and belief is shaken and the future is uncertain.</strong></p><p>In the twenty-six stories in <em>A City Burning</em>, set in Wales, Northern Ireland and Italy, children and...
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Peter Benson
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<p>Ed Beech is one half of Beech Building Services. He&rsquo;s based in Bermondsey but no job&rsquo;s too small, no distance too great. So when he&rsquo;s asked to do some work on a house in Orkney, he loads the van with paint, tools and sandwiches, and takes off. He gets nervous around farm animals and large ships, and he&...
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Daniel Butler
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<p>For twenty-five years Daniel Butler has lived in the Cambrian&nbsp;Mountains near&nbsp;Rhayader, absorbing the world around him&nbsp;and charting its changes, slow and rapid. His passion for keeping&nbsp;hawks was compounded by two wild birds, barn owls which&nbsp;nested at his farm and became increasingly tame and...
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Lucy Gannon
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<p>By turns laugh out loud funny and deeply sad, <em>The Amazingly Astonishing Story</em> is Lucy Gannon&rsquo;s childhood memoir, a frank and surprising look into a child&rsquo;s tumultuous mind. A soldier&rsquo;s daughter, Lucy lived in many places but after the death of her mother when Lucy was six, she was lodged...
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Adnan Al-Sayegh
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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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<p><em>Lime, Lemon &amp; Sarsaparilla </em>is a wonderful evocation of Italian immigration in south Wales from the turn of the century to the postwar years, when the Italian café was central to life in many small communities in the Valleys. This first detailed book on the subject follows the fortunes of Italian families such...
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Euron Griffith
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<p><em>When he smiled it really did feel as if the chilly Caernarfonshire wind had stopped for a few seconds and as if the place had suddenly got warmer.</em></p><p>When Miriam fell in love with Padraig life seemed simple. But soon she discovered that love is a treacherous business. Everything changed when she met...
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Sarah Philpott
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<p><span class="SS_gjA">&ldquo;Sarah shows you how to eat a healthy, delicious and seasonal diet, in an easy and affordable way...&nbsp;</span><span class="SS_gjA" style="font-style: italic;">The Seasonal Vegan</span><span class="SS_gjA">&nbsp;is now my bible...
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Katrina Naomi
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<p><strong>&lsquo;...this is a liberating reminder that &ldquo;there are different ways to live&rdquo;...nothing can suppress the wild and quirky energy at play...Wild Persistence&nbsp;is the joyous affirmation we need.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>PBS</em></strong></p><p><strong...
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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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John Davies
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<p>The short story has long been a popular form with writers and readers in Wales. &nbsp;<em>The Green Bridge</em> collects work by 25 of the country&rsquo;s foremost writers of the twentieth century in an entertaining and varied anthology. Horror, satire, humour, war, tales of the aristocracy, of navvies, love, and...
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Cath Drake
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<p><strong>&quot;Its unfettered creativity and sharp, critical mind work alongside one another to deliver a poetry collection equal parts fascinating, essential, abstract and educational. The insights it provides into the major struggles of our era and the particularly intimate approach it takes in doing so create a truly...
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Katherine Stansfield
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<p>Katherine Stansfield has made a name for herself both as a wryly witty poet of the everyday seen &lsquo;aslant&rsquo; and as a popular novelist of crime and fantasy. Her second poetry collection, <em>We Could Be Anywhere by Now</em>, is pointedly full of poems about placement and displacement. After a childhood on...
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Sarah Wimbush
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<p><strong>Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2020</strong></p><p><strong>Winner of the <em>Mslexia</em>/Poetry Book Society Women&#39;s Poetry Pamphlet Prize 2019</strong></p><p><strong>&quot;In <em>Bloodlines</em>&nbsp;Sarah Wimbush...
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André Mangeot
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<p>Resonant, complex, rich in heft and texture, these are mature poems that grapple with serious themes. André Mangeot&rsquo;s <em>Blood Rain</em> opens with a deeply personal love poem (&ldquo;Remember, too, our secret pool?&rdquo;) that also introduces the natural world and it&rsquo;s endangerment &ndash;...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Peter Finch, noted performance poet, boundary pusher and psychogeographer based in Wales, brings us <em>The Machineries of Joy</em>, his 26th poetry collection, chock-full of acute observation, pointed asides, startled reactions, formal dislocations and structural inventions.</p><p>First, Finch gives us the poem as...
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<p>The UK is known for its natural beauty and its wildlife and in<em> Wild Places UK</em> television naturalist Iolo Williams picks his favourite forty wildlife sites from the many nature reserves around the country. From Hermaness on Shetland to the London Wetland Centre, from Dungeness in Kent to Loch Neagh, Williams criss-...
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Anne-Marie Fyfe
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<p><em>No Far Shore: Charting Unknown Waters</em>&nbsp;sees poet Anne-Marie Fyfe, who grew up on the Antrim Coast, explore her own writerly passion for horizon-gazing, on&nbsp;an odyssey from her native Cushendall by way of water&rsquo;s-edge locations such as Orkney, Felixstowe, Swansea and Cork to Martha&rsquo;s...
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Peter Finch
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<p>Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales. Together they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected. They criss-cross the city, informing, discovering, exploring, and enduring, reviving...
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Zoe Skoulding
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<h3><strong>Winner of&nbsp;Wales Book of the Year&nbsp;Poetry Award 2020</strong></h3><p><strong>&quot;Skoulding&rsquo;s poems span time and space, giving a depth and complexity that unnerve the senses. Her themes have a rare range, not simply providing a dark view on human greed and destruction...
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