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 countryside. And in my memory, it was always a deep winter’s night, hard, frosty and clear. Before heading out, I would tog myself up in hat, scarf and gloves […]
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Suicide Machine

Tim Cooke on a photography book of Bridgend which is about people and places that exist, unknowable, beyond the headlines

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

It’s just over a decade since I first met the photographer Dan Wood. I was gathering footage for a student film about creativity in our hometown, Brid …

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The Price of the Picturesque

The package tour was invented in Wales. In the week the ‘travel ban’ is likely to be lifted, Chris Moss calls for a reinvention of Welsh tourism after coronavirus

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/20

CATEGORY: Opinion

The Emptying of Covid-19. It sounds like the title of a Thomas Pynchon novel. But for three long months, the skies cleared, the beaches were clean and …

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War and Culture in the Olchon Valley

Nigel Jarrett on the natural and cinematic emblems of our countries and borderlands

PUBLISHED ON: 13/03/20

CATEGORY: Blog

When I first walked the Olchon Valley north of Abergavenny, Bruce Chatwin had just published On the Black Hill, his novel about two farming brothers i …

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The Lark Ascending

Provocative, informing and deeply exhilarating, is Richard John Parfitt’s impression of this musical exploration of era and place

PUBLISHED ON: 29/10/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Richard King starts The Lark Ascending with a declaration: ‘The landscape is never truly ours.’ He then takes us on a journey through that landscape, …

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Seahenge: A Journey

John Morgan

PUBLISHED ON: 30/07/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Seahenge: A Journey by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Andrew Rafferty (Kailpot Press, 2019) is a collaborative arrangement of poems and photographs set in …

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The Last Hundred

John Morgan

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

The Last Hundred, by Aaron Kent and William Arnold (Guillemot Press, 2019) is a collaboration between poet and photographer that creates a very real s …

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Two books on Edward Thomas

Alex Diggins

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition: Volume III: Biographies, Richard Jefferies & George Borrow, is edited by Jem Poster and publish …

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Along The Fault Line

Robert Rothman

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/18

CATEGORY: Poetry

You can walk the field where the earthquake rent the land, too wide a gap to leap… Robert Rothman lives in northern California, near extensive trail …

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Orienteering

Emily Vanderploeg

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/18

CATEGORY: Poetry

I’ll trace creeks with the lines on my palm; tell the fortunes of life amongst the bulrushes. The skeeters speak slow here; they’re so quiet, whisperi …

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