26th February, 7:20 PM. The information desk at Ceredigion Museum had no lights on, and the streets around it were almost empty. Standing in front of the door felt forbidden since the place looked as though it was closed. Anyone unaware of the event would have walked past, no intention of even looking twice at […]
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The Chorus

Ruth Corkill

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

We passed that road at the beginning of The grey season when the trees are dusted with moths And the mothers bend upward and burst into grief… Ruth …

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Postcard from Nowhere

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Blog

It begins with a flight. The single-prop putters along the short runway and, too soon, it seems, is aloft. We clear the poplars and immediately the ri …

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These Three Young Ladies Have Come All the Way From Australia

Michael Conley

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

says the compere. They wear matching white vests and knickers and they are jumping up and down on the spot, holding hands. At first the room is silent …

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Extract: The Rains of Titikaka

John Harrison

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

Soon I would see Bolivian land for the first time and my eyes were greedy to make sense of it, to start feeling and recording what it was. Irregularly …

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Ibrahim and Reenie

Megan Jones

PUBLISHED ON: 09/06/14

CATEGORY: Reviews

When most people travel from Cardiff to London they jump in a car or catch the train. But Ibrahim and Reenie aren’t like most people, and they are wal …

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American Smoke, Journeys to the End of the Light

Paul Cooper

PUBLISHED ON: 18/02/14

CATEGORY: Reviews

Since making his name with the essay collection, Lights Out for the Territory (1997), Iain Sinclair has pushed the boundaries of modern writing from o …

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Between Two Rivers

Megan Jones

PUBLISHED ON: 18/08/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

Due to a bombardment of unsavoury media coverage, the majority of British people struggle to picture Iraq as anything other than a warzone. Yet this i …

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After Brock

Jeremy Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/13

CATEGORY: Blog

The cataphoric qualities of this novel’s opening sentence – ‘The great waterfall gleamed white through the darkness, and he felt himself compelled to …

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The Roaring Boys

Kym Martindale

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

The title of John Barnie’s latest collection calls to mind an advert from some years back for Red Rock Cider which quipped, ‘It isn’t red, and there a …

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