Robert Minhinnick interviews John Barnie on his life and latest poetry collection. Your latest poetry collection, from 2016, ‘Wind Playing with a Man’s Hat’ (Cinnamon) states that you published ‘War in Medieval Society’ in 1974. Why did you stop writing historically or academically? And were you writing poetry in ‘74? War in Medieval Society was […]
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Truth and Reconciliation in Burma

Rory Maclean & Nick Danziger

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/14

CATEGORY: Interview

‘Please feel free to interview the children,’ boomed the owner of a Rangoon ‘recycling factory’, nodding at a dozen barefoot labourers, adding in a th …

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‘You’re Awfully Unorthodox, David’

Jasmine Hunter-Evans

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/14

CATEGORY: Interview

On 15 March 1965, the BBC aired a televised interview between Saunders Lewis and David Jones as part of their Writers World series. In a letter to Ren …

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‘The White Negro’?

Daniel G Williams

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/14

CATEGORY: Interview

The presence of poet John Berryman at St Vincent’s Hospital, New York, when Dylan Thomas passed away on 9 November, 1953, has been considered an appro …

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Interview with Gwyneth Lewis

Caroline Stockford

PUBLISHED ON: 04/03/14

CATEGORY: Interview

Accompanying Gwyneth Lewis’ column on the relationship between bird and human voices, she talks in this video about her own translations of the bird p …

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Interview with Lisa Blower

Caroline Stockford

PUBLISHED ON: 04/03/14

CATEGORY: Interview

Lisa Blower’s story ‘Johnny Dangerously’ presents school life in all its colour and chaos. Lisa talks to Caroline Stockford about the story’s setting …

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Robert Minhinnick

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 01/03/12

CATEGORY: Interview

Robert Minhinnick is the prize-winning author of volumes of essays, poetry and a novel, Sea Holly (Seren, 2007), which was shortlisted for the Royal S …

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Jane Yeh

Sophie Long

PUBLISHED ON: 29/02/12

CATEGORY: Interview

Jane Yeh was born in America, educated at Harvard University and now lives in London. She holds master’s degrees from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and M …

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Chris Meredith

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 28/02/12

CATEGORY: Interview

Christopher Meredith’s superb, fourth new novel, The Book of Idiots, will be published by Seren on 3 April and is previewed in the spring issue of New …

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Ken Saro-Wiwa

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Interview

It is savage comment on today’s world that the closing weeks of Swansea’s U.K. Year of Literature should be marked by the murder of one of its patrons …

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