Review 18, August 2017


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• Vicky MacKenzie on Brood by Rhian Edwards, Translating Mountains by Yvonne Reddick and A White Year by Anna Lewis Vicky MacKenzie assesses three poetry pamphlets on the sudden loss of family members, the indifference of the natural world to human life, and the precariousness of existence


• Suzannah V Evans on David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet by Thomas Dilworth. Suzannah V Evans enjoys an erudite and spirited biography which explores the question of why David Jones appears to be a ‘lost great modernist’


• Amy McCauley on Discovering Dylan Thomas by John Goodby. Amy McCauley thoroughly recommends Goodby’s commitment, demonstrated here, to a re-assessment of Thomas’ work, method and ‘process poetic’ celebrating jouissance, hybridity, proliferation and excess


• Sophie Baggott on Two Reviews: My Body Welsh & Wear and Tear Reviewing two books on and of performance, storytelling and self-esteem, Sophie Baggott finds the play My Body Welsh to be electrifyingly unpredictable and grippingly current, while the memoir Wear and Tear, by Kenneth Tynan's daughter, is funny, poignant



Creative: Cherish D Smith The Trees Won’t Tell







Opinion: Hayley Long A Love Letter to Wales



Opinion: Rachel Trezise The Last Bastion




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