Issue 62,

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New Welsh Review 62, Winter 2003


Editorial:


Dylan Adieu (Francesca Rhydderch)
It takes about half an hour to drive from Aberystwyth to New Quay, on a road that runs like a lip along the coastline. Small villages look strangely toppled from a distance, their houses built haphazardly down to the water's edge. Even in genteel Aberaeron many of them face away from the sea, although they most often meet across squares and car parks. New Quay is different. Almost every single house there looks over Cardigan Bay with its windows opening out across the water. The spirit of the place embraces the sea.read more...

Features

Frostwork by Patrick McGuinness
The poetry of Lynette Roberts - 'too important to be left to academics, copyright libraries and rare book dealers'.
Inspired by Love by Owen Sheers
A profile of the photographer David Hurn.
From Llandudno to Llanrumney: Inscribing the Nation by Charlotte Williams
A conversation piece with Leonora Brito about black writing, Anglo-Welsh writing, Welsh identity and mixed race identity, politics and place.
The Rise and Rise of Welsh Writing in English by Kirsti Bohata
Focussing on two publications, Welsh Writing in English: A yearbook of Critical Essays Volume 8 and A Guide to Welsh Literature, Vol. VII: Welsh Writing in English, Kirsti Bohata takes stock of the critical field of Welsh writing in English.
Homage to Abse by Anna Kiernan
An interview with Dannie Abse, poet, novelist and playwright, shortly before his eightieth birthday.
A Writer's Diary by Mark Jenkins
Launching Playing Burton in New York.

Fiction

But Not Really by Rachel Trezise
Lips by Robert Nisbet
By the Sea by Duncan Salisbury

Poems

Poems by :
Charles Bennett
Robert Minhinnick
Nicholas Murray
Carol Rumens
Cardiff International Poetry Competition 2003 runners-up
John F. Deane
D.H.W. Grubb
Kerry Hardie
Alan John Winter
Susan Utting

Reviews


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Stump by Niall Griffiths
Published by Cape
ISBN 0224063286 pb £10.00
Reviewed by Andrew Hussey
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Last Tango in Aberystwyth by Malcom Pryce
Published by Bloomsbury
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Reviewed by Andrew Hussey
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New and Collected Poems by Dannie Abse
Published by Hutchinson
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Reviewed by Jeremy Hooker
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Old People Are a Problem by Emyr Humphreys
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Reviewed by Richard Poole
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Endangered Tiger: A Community Under Threat by Neil M.C. Sinclair
Published by Butetown History and Arts Centre
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Reviewed by Charlotte Williams
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Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales by E.N. Charles, T. Cheesman and S. Hoffman (Eds)
Published by Hafan Books
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Reviewed by Charlotte Williams
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Greenland by Hilary Llewellyn Williams
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All This is Mine by Ray French
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Reviewed by Jon Gower
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'Where Have the Old Words Got Me?': Explications of Dylan Thomas's Collected Poems by Ralph Maud
Published by University of Wales Press
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Reviewed by John Goodby
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Imaging Wales: Contemporary art in context by Hugh Adams
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Reviewed by Shelagh Hourahane
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Where the Angolans Are Playing Football: Selected and New Poetry by Landeg White
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Reviewed by Carrie Etter
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Henry Vaughan's 'Silex Scintillans': Scripture Uses by Philip West
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The Bloodaxe Book of Modern Welsh Poetry by Not supplied
Published by Bloodaxe
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Reviewed by Christine Evans
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Birth of Welsh Democracy by John Osmond and J.Barry Jones
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Reviewed by Emily Charette
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Courting Shadows by Jem Poster
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Reviewed by Matthew Jarvis
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Empire: How the British Made the Modern World by Niall Ferguson
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Resolution by Roger Granelli
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Journals by Josef Herman
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The Oracle by Catherine Fisher
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Reviewed by Jeni Williams
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Letters

Welsh publishers and book clubs - Richard Houdmont, University of Wales Press

Welsh noir or y nofel ddu - Bob Macintosh

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