Edward O Wilson, as readers of the New Welsh Review will know, is one of the world’s leading evolutionary biologists, an entomologist with an unrivalled knowledge of ants, one of the founders of the concepts of island biogeography and sociobiology, and more recently an environmentalist warning of the dire consequences for the planet and humanity […]
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Who is Briton Tom? Interview with Robert Minhinnick in Porthcawl

Llŷr Gwyn goes on foot with the poet, from Porthcawl’s Bucaneer pub, through Trecco Bay, to the dunes, and finds out about how Robert Minhinnick is pursued by sand, ‘saving the bunny rabbits’, imposter syndrome, archaeology, the Blair glory years for the arts, a fear of things being obliterated, and the importance of a chorus to a poem

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Interview

This interview, conducted in English, was originally published in Welsh (‘Tywod Porthcawl:  Mynd am Dro gyda Robert Minhinnick’) in O’r Pedwar Gwynt ( …

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Under the Stars: A Journey into Light

What starts as a roam across Britain and between shade and night, soon becomes, Alex Diggins concludes, an impressive polemic on the need to preserve darkness and hold back the encroachment of artificial light

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Years ago, somewhere between childhood and maturity, I took to night walking. We lived at that time in a village on the edge of the Somerset countrysi …

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Field Trips In The Anthropocene

Daniel Snipe admires a vital addition to a growing eco-centric body of poetry, in this latest release from the award winning Rack Press

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

AC Bevan’s Field Trips in the Anthropocene is the poet’s fifth collection and possibly his most relevant. In the ongoing battle against global warming …

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The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant

Amy Aed reviews the non-fictional novel The Last Giants that educates on the intelligence of and injustice towards African elephants

PUBLISHED ON: 17/04/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The Last Giants is a beautiful, heartbreaking, and educational book by Levison Wood, a man who is often regarded as one of the best explorers of the T …

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Fight and Flight: Essays on Ron Berry

Peter Goulding writes about the pros and cons of writing between worlds, those of manual labour and literature, and of Wales and London

PUBLISHED ON: 03/04/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

‘Can’t wait to find out who Ron Berry is,’ I type, not meaning it. I haven’t heard of him. When I get Fight and Flight: Essays on Ron Berry in the pos …

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Riverflow

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 30/07/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

A fracking project, an expanding pheasant shoot, a ruthless landowner and the perennial risk of destructive flooding: Alison Layland’s second novel fo …

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The Dunes

Mari Ellis Dunning

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Robert Minhinnick and Dan Llewelyn Hall’s collaborative poetry collection, The Dunes, revisits the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes in a gorgeous tapestry of p …

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Why Is It Always a Poem Is a Walk?

Dr Polly Atkin

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Opinion

Twelve years ago, when I moved to Cumbria and starting writing about the things around me, ecopoetry in the UK seemed to be a niche pursuit, something …

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Generation Climate Change

Alex Diggins

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/18

CATEGORY: Opinion

We are generation climate change. We have come of age in a world where the results of our consumerist lives are written all around us: the sixth mass …

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