When the collector, George Ernest John Powell (1842–82), decided to bequeath his artworks, books, antiquities and curios to what was then the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth, he wrote to Principal Thomas Charles Edwards saying that it was all he possessed of ‘bigotry and virtue’. It is a curious turn of phrase to sum […]
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Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine

Amy McCauley

PUBLISHED ON: 24/05/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine Rarely do books invoke a state of critical paralysis in me, but the stories in Diane Williams’ Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fi …

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The Human Face

Laura Owen

PUBLISHED ON: 30/03/17

CATEGORY: Blog

The Human Face exhibition is formed from the private collection of Chris Ingram and includes a diverse range of portraits and sculptures, each depicti …

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Tiffany Atkinson’s So Many Moving Parts

Amy McCauley

PUBLISHED ON: 19/02/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Tiffany Atkinson’s So Many Moving Parts is not the book she set out to write. That book was ‘a collection about bodies’ she says, but then admits: ‘As …

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A Happy Pessimist? An Interview with John Barnie

Robert Minhinnick

PUBLISHED ON: 01/11/16

CATEGORY: Interview

Robert Minhinnick interviews John Barnie on his life and latest poetry collection. Your latest poetry collection, from 2016, ‘Wind Playing with a Man’ …

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In the Orchard: Poems with Birds

Garry MacKenzie

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

The poems in this beautifully produced volume were written over a period of fifty years, and are drawn from Anne Stevenson’s extensive Collected Poems …

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Late Love Poems

Phillip Clement

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

Begun roughly nine years ago at the outset of a third relationship with the woman who later became his wife, Steve Griffiths’ Late Love Poems (publish …

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Ritual 1969

Carla Manfredino

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

What will a little girl be when she grows up? Will she learn to escape into a world with ‘no hands to catch her’, or has her education ended before it …

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Scattered Light

Garry MacKenzie

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

I read Scattered Light while in Venice and it surprised me how, given that Jeremy Hooker’s poetry is rooted in the landscapes of Wales and southern En …

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Meet Me There: The Cinnamon Press Anthology of Writing & Place

Jamie Harris

PUBLISHED ON: 01/02/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

This new collection of essays, published in celebration of Cinnamon’s tenth anniversary, includes contributions from authors of fiction and non-fictio …

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