Issue 105,

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New Welsh Review 105, Autumn 2014


Editorial:


Life is Sweet, and Short (Gwen Davies)

This issue, subtitled Ailing, Healing, looks at art, illness and healing. Travel writers Gwyneth Lewis and John Harrison talked at Hay this year on the subject, including the balming boundaries of seamanship; the Bosun’s chimp as the barometer of a marriage’s health; the soothing heartbeat of iambic pentameter; being put on a hospital’s E-bay, and colonizing cancer and the Conquistadors.


More on art, illness and healing: Michael Nath dices with death; Jane MacNamee learns to walk again following surgery; a boy’s death mends a marriage in Candy Neubert’s story; Ellie Rees comes to term with her son’s paralysis, trangressional sex and literature help a grieving widow in Michael Nott’s review of Andrés Neuman’s novel, Talking to Ourselves, and Swansea-Iraqi comedian Nadia Kamil’s profile of musician and performer Judith Owen reveals a shared experience of losing a mother young, and Judith’s depression, which led her to co-host and score ‘Losing It’, Ruby Wax’s stage show on mental illness...

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Regulars

Every Laugh is a Dice Throw Michael Nath dices with death read more...
Gee Williams on the Welsh Roma read more...
Patience Jane MacNamee learns to walk again after surgery read more...
Lucy Gough on adapting Adventures in the Skin Trade for the stage read more...


Essays

Honey Poo Poo & the Sad Songs of the Homesick Nadia Kamil on Judith Owen read the full article here...
A Minor Accident on the Way to Buy Toothpaste Ellie Rees' account of her son's life following paralysis read more...
The Phenomenon of the Rain Francesca Rhydderch profiles Korean author Lee Seung-U read more...


Creative

Fox Man Story by Jayne Joso read more...
Plunder Story by João Morais read more...
Monthly Payments Story by Candy Neubert read more...


Poetry


The River Next Door
Philip Gross read more...
John's Curious Machine
Isabel Rogers read more...
The Cheese Shop
Paula Bohnice read more...
The Paintings of the Chauvet Cave
Bruce Bond read more...
The Hares I Have Seen
Kathrine Stansfield read more...


Reviews


The Bad Doctor: The Troubled Life & Times of Dr Iwan James by Ian Williams
Ellen Bell read more...

Ugly Bus by Mike Thomas
Chris Moss read more...

Dark Actors: The Life and Death of Dr David Kelly by Robert Lewis
Chris Moss read more...

The North (And Almost Everything In It) by Paul Morley
Ted Parry read more...

My Family and Other Superheroes by Jonathan Edwards
João Morais read more...

Water by Lloyd Jones (trans. Lloyd Jones)
Angharad Penrhyn Jones read more...

Winter Moorings by Andrew McNeillie
Vicky MacKenzie read more...

Mapping the Roads by Mike Parker
Kat Dawes read more...

Marlford by Jacqueline Yallop
Stevie Davies read more...

Talking to Ourselves Andrés Neuman (trans Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia)
Michael Nott read more...

The Time Regulation Institute Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar (trans Maureen Freely & Alexander Dawe)
Caroline Stockford read more...

Taking Mesopotamia Jenny Lewis & The Story of Gilgamesh by Yiyum Li
Jane Fraser read more...

Rhys Davies: A Writer's Life Meic Stephens
Harri Roberts read more...

The Road to En-Dor EH Jones (foreword by Neil Gaiman)
Paul Cooperread more...

The Ghost of Dylan Thomas by Ruthven Todd & The Mythic Death of Dylan Thomas by Robert Minhinnick
Amy McCauley read more...

Lighthouses by Allison McVety
Claire Pickard read more...

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