Hidden, Series 2

Lee Tisdale reviews the drama of family relationships, mystery and murder in TV series Craith/HIdden, season two, set in north Wales

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Murder’s afoot, and it’s the second time around in the new series of Craith, or Hidden as the English version titles it. Featuring themes of wasted ch …

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The Nightingale Silenced and Other Late Unpublished Writings

‘The Nightingale Silenced’ was Margiad Evans final extended prose piece before her death. Ed Garland assesses it as feat of creative self-observation, a report from the unsettling parallel universe of a 1950s neurological institute and a memoir of what the author herself describes as ‘a prose illness, though many would expect its explosiveness to uncover poetry’

PUBLISHED ON: 01/03/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

‘The Nightingale Silenced’ was Margiad Evans final extended prose piece before her death. Ed Garland assesses it as feat of creative self-observation, …

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Parch (series 2)

Dewi Huw Owen on series 2 in the comic drama series ('Wales' riposte to The Vicar of Dibley') by Fflur Dafydd, set in Carmarthenshire

PUBLISHED ON: 19/02/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The second series of the S4C drama, Parch, came to a hauntingly ambiguous end two Sundays ago, having delighted audiences for eight weeks with its fin …

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Broken Ghost

Dafydd Harvey is impressed by this novelist’s complex characters, beautifully crafted prose and authenticity of Welshness

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

My first encounter with Niall Griffiths – picking up Sheepshagger a few years ago after one too many recommendations – was a profound reading experien …

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Ivy

Rhys Milsom

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Terracotta pots, full of flowers: dead, some alive. They’re in the same place as last year. Perched on these wooden tables, slats separating the nails …

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Departure Lounge

For Maria Apichella, this latest collection has the tone of Ecclesiastes in its combination of the realistic acknowledgment of death with a quietly frantic desire for life

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

A review of one of his previous collections praised John Barnie for ‘not pander[ing] to the heart.’ Yet in Departure Lounge, Barnie directly appeals, …

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Serendipitous Intimations of Mortality

On reading undertaker-poet Thomas Lynch’s collection, Nigel Jarrett considers forms of dignified leave-taking that include long-lasting remembrance

PUBLISHED ON: 13/11/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

My paternal grandfather, a former coal-miner, was buried in the same plot as his teenage son, who had died decades earlier of rheumatic fever. But I c …

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On Building

We like to think that we make buildings, but, in truth, buildings make us. Our selves are controlled, conditioned, formed and performed by the built environment in which they play out. Identity is not a stable commodity. It is a quicksilver material that is remade every time we reflect on ourselves, or glance at a mirror, or catch an inscrutable emotion flash across the eyes of another as they gaze at us.

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/18

CATEGORY: Essays

We like to think that we make buildings, but, in truth, buildings make us. Our selves are controlled, conditioned, formed and performed by the built e …

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The Llanlleonfel Church Yew

Rae Howells

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/18

CATEGORY: Poetry

you presided eight hundred winters with your gnarled stick your knees pressed to the earth owls nestled on the altar of your tufted hair old woman old …

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In Remembrance

Natalie Crick

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/18

CATEGORY: Poetry

We fashion a memorial to our daughter dead a year this fall: a heart-shaped plaque, a card with her name. On this dark day we try to grow her again. W …

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