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In this issue:



• Jackie Hayden on A DYLAN ODYSSEY: Fifteen Literary Tour Maps by Literature Wales (various contributors). Jackie Hayden enjoys a fascinating anthology of places accociated with Dylan Thomas and the 2014 centenary (subscribers only)

• John Barnie on Alun, Gweno & Freda by John Pikoulis. A flawed poet but an even more flawed man is John Barnie’s conclusion on reading this fascinating account of the mediation between a poet’s biographer and his wife and former lover (subscribers only)

• Dan Bradley on Catch of the Day and Other Stories by Deborah Kay Davies, Cynan Jones & Rachel Trezise (eds). Deborah Kay Davies, Cynan Jones & Rachel Trezise (eds) (subscribers only)

• Sophie Baggott on Contemporary Welsh Plays Sophie Baggott finds that microcosm and macrocosm work equally well in dramas about identity, independence, family and inheritance (subscribers only)

• Celia Lyttelton on David Tress by Andrew Lambirth. Art history, methodology, studio life and field trips are all covered in this landmark monograph of the Pembrokeshire artist, writes Celia Lyttelton (subscribers only)

• Jonathan Edwards on Gwalia Patagonia by Jon Gower. This is an important, accessible, warm, human and wide-ranging history of the Welsh colony in its 150th centenary, but it’s marred by a rambling structure, concludes Jonathan Edwards (subscribers only)

• Helen Pendry on Liberating Dylan Thomas: Rescuing a Poet from Psycho-sexual Servitude AND Notes from the End of History: A Memoir of the Left in Wales by Rhian Barfoot, Philip Bounds. Helen Pendry review (subscribers only)

• Chris Moss on Limestone Man by Robert Minhinnick. Chris Moss admires a novel – compelling, assured and profoundly meditative – of life on the fringes, where civilisation gives over to geology and raw nature (subscribers only)

• John Barnie on Morlais by Alun Lewis. An overwritten trial novel and yet a literary event on which the simultaneous publication of Lewis’ second biography sheds light, argues John Barnie (subscribers only)

• Sophie Baggott on Paga by Maria Apichella. Sophie Baggott is rewarded by a collection in pursuit of anchorage (subscribers only)

• Samantha Hunt on The Art of Falling by Kim Moore . Samantha Hunt falls in love with this musical and beautiful accomplishment about falling, in its best and very worst senses (subscribers only)

• Éadaoín Lynch on The Blue Cell and Soft Mutation by Anna Lewis and Nicky Arscott respectively. Éadaoín Lynch enjoys a powerful simplicity and feminism in these respective Rack poetry pamphlets set among Welsh saints and North American abuelas (subscribers only)

• Eluned Gramich on The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction by Michael Emmerich, Jim Hinks and Masashi Matsuie (eds). Chopsticks and cherry blossom are banned in this anthology presenting contemporary Japanese writers new to English until now, as well as both new and emerging translators, Eluned Gramich writes (subscribers only)

• Amy McCauley on The Poetry of Dylan Thomas: Under the Spelling Wall by John Goodby. Amy McCauley review (subscribers only)

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