Blodeuwedd, Tony Conran
Tony Conran
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<p>Many of the poems in this collection are written for people whom they celebrate and remember. They include a homage to Sorley Maclean, &rsquo;A Fern from Skye&rsquo;, and the &rsquo;Elegy for the Welsh Dead&rsquo;, perhaps the finest poem about the Falklands War ever written. Blodeuwedd is concerned with both personal loss...
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A Toy Epic, Emyr Humphreys
Emyr Humphreys
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<p><em>A Toy Epic </em>is the story of three boys moving towards the threshold of adult life in the Thirties. From differing backgrounds, their lives cross and touch until they become firm friends. Each of them, Michael, Albie and Iorwerth, take up the story in turn, creating their own particular world and contributing to the...
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watching the fire eater
Robert Minhinnick
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<p><strong>Wales Book of the Year Winner, 1993</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p>From Copacabana to urban Yorkshire, from New Mexico to a Welsh funfair, from The Netherlands to the Clare coast, Robert Minhinnick&rsquo;s world is a shrinking one. Its cast of characters includes Rio beach beggars, Madison Avenue...
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Henry vaughan
Stevie Davies
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<p>There is no portrait of Metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan (1621-95), and little documentation of his life. However, at the tercentenary of his death his writing remains as influential as ever and the writer continues to fascinate.<br /><br />Stevie Davies uses her skills as a novelist and critic to bring to life her now distant...
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Robert Minhinnick
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<p><em>Hey Fatman</em> by Robert Minhinnick is full of the rich, sometimes strange, always telling, detail that we have come to expect from one of Britain&rsquo;s most compelling poets. The book opens with poems set in and around his home country of south Wales, and includes a sequence based on the history of an ancestral...
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Intermittent journals dannie abse
Dannie Abse
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<p>&#39;More, please Dannie&#39; said <em>The Sunday Times</em> on the publication of <em>Journals from the Ant-Heap</em> in 1986. <em>Intermittent Journals</em> answers that call, bringing back into print that book and adding to it &rsquo;Notes Mainly from the Clinic&rsquo; (1981),...
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sing for the taxman, sheenagh pufg
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Her characteristic wit and precision are fully in evidence in Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s <em>Sing for the Taxman</em>. Dedicated to the proposition that poetry must, first of all, entertain the reader, these poems give delight on first reading and pleasure upon contemplation.</p><p>A day mountain climbing inspires...
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Ruth Bidgood
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<p>This Selected Poems by Ruth Bidgood includes generous selections from her previous five volumes as well as a large section of new poems.</p><p>&#39;Valley-before-Night&rsquo;, a long poem about the history, inhabitants and landscape of Cwm-cyn-Nos - a &rsquo;dark valley&rsquo; in mid Wales - sets the tone for...
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poems for ghosts, peter finch
Peter Finch
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<p>Ever wondered if there was another way of doing it? <em>Poems for Ghosts</em> takes up where Peter Finch&#39;s <em>Selected Poems</em> left off. A compendium of modernist plunder, this is no collection for lovers of the traditionally tame.</p><p>Sound poems, found poems, straight poems. hooliganism...
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sheenagh pugh selected poems
Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>Here is the best of Sheenagh Pugh&rsquo;s early work: a generous and wide-ranging selection from her first four collections, together with two dozen previously unpublished pieces.</p><p>Notable inclusions are the prize-winning &#39;M.S.A&#39; and &#39;Intercity Lullaby&#39;, and the much-anthologised &#...
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The View from Row G, Dannie Abse
Dannie Abse
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<p>Three plays from one of Britain&rsquo;s leading and most beloved literary figures: House of Cowards, The Dogs of Pavlov and Pythagoras (Smith). All previously performed in London, these prize-winning plays originate in Abse&rsquo;s preoccupation with personal and public themes. &lsquo;House of Cowards&rsquo;, which won the...
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john ormond, selected poems
John Ormond
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<p>John Ormond is one of the finest of a generation of Anglo-Welsh poets which includes Dannie Abse and Leslie Norris.</p><p>This long-awaited <em>Selected Poems</em> makes a thematic selection from his long career, influenced early by his friends Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins. Ormond soon found his own voice,...
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Sheenagh Pugh
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<p>At the centre of <em>Prisoners of Transience</em> are the translations of seven German poets writing during the Thirty Years War, a period now much neglected. The general violence and desolation are portrayed as vividly in the poetry of that time as in its visual art.</p><p>The fragility and uncertainty of life...
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David Parry-Jones
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<p>Gwyn Nicholls (1874-1939) is the starting - and perhaps the end - point of any debate about great rugby centres. Playing at a time when rugby developed into the game known today, Nicholls was universally recognised as the outstanding back of his time and a great thinker about the game, both technically and tactically. At once, he was the...
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zen cymru, peter finch
Peter Finch
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<p>&quot;Peter Finch is probably the greatest living performer in poetry that we&#39;ve got&quot;. Chris McCabe.</p><p><em>Zen Cymru</em> is the new collection of poems by that master of modern angst, Peter Finch. Not one for quiet meditations, this voice is: loud, bewildered, satirical, furious, sad,...
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