Review 19, October 2017

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In this issue:

Editorial: Gwen Davies Beware the Mythic Aura


• Suzannah V Evans on A Bright Acoustic by Philip Gross. In his latest poetry collection, Suzannah V Evans writes, the poet presents the act of listening and auditory perception as a corrective to our extremely visual culture

• Suzannah V Evans on All Fours by Nia Davies. Suzannah V Evans is charmed by this peculiar and witty poetry debut on the body, sound and gender

• John Barnie on All That Is Wales: Collected Essays (Writing Wales in English) by M Wynn Thomas. John Barnie enjoys a collection that is a pleasure to read and deserves a readership beyond academia

• Alicia Keane on Blue Self-Portrait by Noémi Lefebvre, trans Sophie Lewis. Alicia Keane on a modernist prose-poem that is an engaging inner monologue taking place on a flight from Berlin to Paris

• John Barnie on Essayism by Brian Dillon. John Barnie applauds this extended essay on the form and meaning of a genre declared to be dead yet still reinventing itself

• Derek Turner on George Borrow’s Second Tour of Wales in 1857 by Ann M Ridler (ed). Derek Turner salutes the publication of this new edition recording myriad small meetings that evoke an age

• Chris Moss on Memoir and Identity in Welsh Patagonia Enterprises. Voices from a Settler Community in Argentina by Geraldine Lublin. A standout title, writes Chris Moss, about four Patagonian diarists of the twentieth century, and the need for critical distance when reflecting on the alluring mythologies nurtured in, and exported from, distant lands

• Suzannah V Evans on Rebel Sun by Sophie McKeand. Suzannah V Evans on an otherworldly collection bound by place, as political as it is lyrical

• Suzannah V Evans on Red Roses for a Blue Lady by Christine Harrison. Suzannah V Evans writes that unspoken urges in these stories linger long in this unsettling and memorable collection

Blog: Susie Wild Better Houses

Blog: Nathan Munday Table Talk: A Moveable Feast

Multi-media: Memoir Showcase

Opinion: Jack Pugh Meanings and Values

Opinion: Sarah Reynolds Writing our Way to Belonging

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