This interview, conducted in English, was originally published in Welsh (‘Tywod Porthcawl:  Mynd am Dro gyda Robert Minhinnick’) in O’r Pedwar Gwynt (OPG), spring 2020.   RM: We’ve made this walk from the Buccaneer and the fairground – the shows – and through Trecco Bay because you see modern leisure – or old fashioned working-class leisure – […]
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An Interview With Helen Mort

Suzannah V Evans talks to the poet Helen Mort about female mountaineers, storytelling through place, and going to Switzerland clad in a crinoline

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Interview

The poet Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013) won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her second …

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On the Red Hill, Where Four Lives Fell into Place

Kaja Brown

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Interview

It was a beautifully sunny afternoon when Mike drove me and my girlfriend from Machynlleth to his home. The landscape was glorious, with jutting hills …

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Writing Democracies: Locating DK Fields

DK Fields

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Interview

Asked to reflect on how we co-write, the temptation is to find a place within the third person plural and start from ‘we’. But the single voice of DK …

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Interview with João Morais

Ann D Bjerregaard interviews the Cardiff-based author João Morais about his debut short story collection, Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster, out on 1 October

PUBLISHED ON: 26/09/18

CATEGORY: Blog, Interview

João Morais holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Cardiff University, and he writes regularly for New Welsh Review and other publications. A number of …

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Hinterland at the National Library of Wales

Linda Rhinehart

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/17

CATEGORY: Interview

On 21 October I attended a bilingual discussion with Ed Thomas, co-creator of the television drama Hinterland (Y Gwyll in Welsh), along with writer Cy …

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Interview with Joanne Limburg

Suzannah V Evans

PUBLISHED ON: 14/08/17

CATEGORY: Interview

Joanne Limburg was born in London in 1970, and studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She won an Eric Gregory award for her poetry in 1998 …

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‘Y Llif’ (‘Against the Current’) with English subtitles

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/17

CATEGORY: Interview

Caryl Lewis’ story ‘Y Llif’ (‘Against the Current’) with English subtitles, read by Dewi Huw Owen and translated by Gwen Davies. Subtitling by Aled Jo …

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Stallion Ford, a Collaboration of Imagery and Poetry in Comic-Book Form

Nicky Arscott and Greg Koehler

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Interview

NICKY: We took as our starting point the attempt by Samuel Roberts of Llanbrynmair (preacher, pacifist, vehement anti-slavery campaigner) to set up a …

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On Reconsidering Derek Walcott’s Sea Grapes

On the death of Derek Walcott, Robert Minhinnick writes that the poet liberated him to mythologise the things we value that are closest to us

PUBLISHED ON: 01/05/17

CATEGORY: Interview

In honour of Derek Walcott, 23 January 1930–17 March 2017   As the editor for eleven years of Poetry Wales (1997–2008), I encountered writers who …

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