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CRYSTAL JEANS

Split Me In Two, Gareth Moon

I suck on the spliff. I don’t speak for a while. Dennis takes this time to drain the whisky bottle. He drops it over the side of the bed. It falls onto the edge of an overspilling ashtray, catapulting ash and butts onto the bedroom floor...


NEWS

Hay event 29 May with Gwyneth Lewis & John Harrison

NWR editor Gwen Davies is in conversation with authors Gwyneth Lewis & John Harrison about sailing, travel, healing and illness.
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OPINION GWYNETH LEWIS

Can Larks Fly Backwards?

What has six legs, two wings, one beak and a vagina? A woman-bird. An obsession with the avian must be a sign of becoming older. I started off enjoying birds but not knowing their names. Then I bought reference books and a pair of binoculars. Now I find I’m trying to identify every flying creature I see. My last book of poems, Sparrow Tree, was largely devoted to birds, from the increasingly scarce passerine to hummingbirds I saw in California. What next? Will I be volunteering to rear orphaned cranes? Helping owl chicks to imprint on a hat? Breastfeeding flamingos?

BLOG

03/04/2014

‘Dylan Live’ in Aberystwyth

Amy McCauley was at last week's performance of 'Dylan Live' on Aberystwyth University's campus.

02/04/2014

History & Nationhood in Cynan Jones' The Dig

NWR editor lauds the overlooked national and historical themes of Cynan Jones' novella The Dig

01/04/2014

Caradoc Evans’ My People as Dance

Jake Oliver was at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 20 March to view Gwyn Emberton’s adaptation into dance of Caradoc Evans’ acerbic stories, My People

INTERVIEWS

Spring duo

Exclusive Online Video Content Caroline Stockford talks to Gwyneth Lewis about her fascination with birds, their influence on Welsh poets past and present, and her translations of the bird poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym. Also to Lisa Blower about her story ‘Johnny Dangerously’, her debut novel, the transition from working to writing life and the importance of writing working-class fiction.

REVIEW MICHAEL NOTT

Division Street

For Michael Nott, the real focal point of Helen Mort’s work is a poetry of place: the north of England. Mort turns ordinary localities and events into secret narratives and encounters, full of personal and social dramatic tension. Division Street is elegant, discriminating, and measured, full of vivid moments ...more>>>

VINTAGE GEMS M WYNN THOMAS

My People and the Revenge of the Novel

'The revenge of the novel': what better phrase could be found to describe Caradoc Evans's work - My People? - even though it was, of course, at the short story form that he was chiefly to excel. ...more>>>

 
University of Wales Trinity St David's Dylan Thomas Summer School 25 May - 7 June 2014

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