Jack Smylie Wild goes in search of waterways that inspired Dylan Thomas
The talk on 10 July at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth has been postponed for reasons beyond our control.
‘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?’
Alicia Byrne Keane enjoys the freedom, variety and interdisciplinary panache of Dublin’s Wonderfulgood Collective
Amy McCauley, immune to ‘Dylanmania’, visits the major touring ‘Dylan’ show at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and is reminded, in ‘this most playful of exhibitions’ of a ‘damned funny’ poet with a ‘pathologically quick imag
Cardiff International Poetry Competition nominee Jonathan Edwards describes the process of combining history, ancestors and popular culture in his debut collection for Seren, My Family and Other Superheroes
Jemma L King enjoys a ‘perfect’ book by Antal Szerb, both in terms of content and aesthetics, and is enlightened by its first-hand account of Mussolini’s Italy more...
The UK may have no shortage of home-grown psychopaths but we are rapidly running up a trade deficit in criminologists. Lone maverick investigators are being imported in record numbers and chilly Scandinavia, for the moment, has cornered the market. more...