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...
NWR editor Gwen Davies is in conversation with authors Gwyneth Lewis & John Harrison about sailing, travel, healing and illness.
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?
Amy McCauley was at last week's performance of 'Dylan Live' on Aberystwyth University's campus.
NWR editor lauds the overlooked national and historical themes of Cynan Jones' novella The Dig
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
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>>>