Land of Whose Fathers?

A digital project aims to map land ownership across Wales – and you can help. Chris Moss talks to Dr Sioned Hâf, creator of Who Owns Wales/Pwy Bia Cymru, in this feature-length essay

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Column, Essays, Opinion

Land is an enigma. It is soil, roads, houses and mountains, but more than any or all of those. It is, in a sense, all we have as humans. It is everywh …

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Literary Atlas: Plotting English Novels in Wales

Daniel Snipe finds himself reconnecting with the fiction and history of his own city through the Literary Atlas project

PUBLISHED ON: 21/02/20

CATEGORY: Blog

On 5 February, the zoology lecture rooms of Swansea University played host to a talk on literature by Dr Kieron Smith. He is a lecturer at Swansea Uni …

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Roman Wall Blues

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

In this edition, the past is glimpsed through secretions of silt and mud. In ancient times at Ephesus, silt buries the temple of Artemis; in 1922, a h …

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One Foot in the Water

Kieron Smith

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

Islands enjoy a prominent place in the Welsh imagination, so much so that we might call Wales an ‘islophiliac’ nation (Pete Hay). This is perhaps unde …

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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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Hay International Writing Fellow

Fflur Dafydd

PUBLISHED ON: 18/02/14

CATEGORY: Opinion

‘There’s a sense in Mexican culture, of not making it easy for people to get to the heart of things.’ Arturo rolls over in bed and looks at her. ‘Like …

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Poetry, Geography, Gender: Women Rewriting Contemporary Wales (Gender Studies in Wales)

Steven Lovatt

PUBLISHED ON: 18/02/14

CATEGORY: Reviews

This book considers the ways in which poetry written by Wales-affiliated women can open new possibilities of imagining the nation and the self. It hol …

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Air Histories

Liza Penn-Thomas

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

Meredith’s latest collection of poetry, Air Histories, explores the space between the concrete and the ethereal, the physical and meta-physical, the l …

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Tiffany Murray

by James Lloyd

PUBLISHED ON: 11/10/12

CATEGORY: Interview

NWR: Both of your previous novels take place close to the border between England and Wales. In a previous interview you’ve mentioned that when writing …

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Imaginative Landscapes

PUBLISHED ON: 29/12/11

CATEGORY: Editorial

My sentimental attachment to the books of my childhood has, I admit it, as much to do with the memories of my young, unformed self as it does with any …

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