Jack Smylie Wild goes in search of waterways that inspired Dylan Thomas
WWF Cymru prize for writing on the environment announced as part of the New Welsh Writing Awards
‘Please feel free to interview the children,’ boomed the owner of a Rangoon ‘recycling factory’, nodding at a dozen barefoot labourers, adding in a theatrical whisper, ‘apart from the ones who are younger than twelve.’ In a nearby field back-bent girls paused from planting rice, stretched their stooped spines and giggled for the camera: ‘Photograph me, sir, not her. I am the beautiful one.’ Across town in a busy tea shop, a waiter served two would-be German investors with the words, ‘Welcome to Burma. Do you know about the massacres which followed the 1988 uprising?’
New Welsh Writing Award co-judge Gwen Davies shares her summer nature writing reading list
New Welsh Review editor Gwen Davies announces the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on
Nature and the Environment, the first category in the magazine's brand new New Welsh Writing Awards, with first prize as £1000, epublishing deal and weekend at Gladstone
Alicia Byrne Keane enjoys the freedom, variety and interdisciplinary panache of Dublin’s Wonderfulgood Collective
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The Valleys, as Dai Smith reminds us, were more like America than they were like England. The immigration into Gwalia (to use Idris Davies's name for them) was only surpassed by that to the New World. The Great Valleys Dream - socialism, if you like - was no less potent than the Great American Dream more...