INTERVIEW by Caroline Stockford

NWR Issue 103

Interview with Gwyneth Lewis

Accompanying Gwyneth Lewis' column on the relationship between bird and human voices, she talks in this video about her own translations of the bird poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym and how his wit, admiration and genius handling of the complex cywydd form brings birds to life. The video includes a reading from 'Yr Ehedydd' (The Skylark) by Dafydd ap Gwilym.

Correction: Gwyneth Lewis wishes to make a minor but important correction to what she says in this video about the blackbird. Of course, Gwyneth meant the thrush and not the blackbird as the bird that sings everything twice and whom RS Thomas associated with his wife.


previous interview: Interview with Charlotte Williams
next interview: Interview with Lisa Blower


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