The Shaking City

Oliver Heath enjoys a poetry collection which addresses the pitfalls of memorialisation, memory and history

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past with a certain fondness as we head towards uncertain times. There is an absolute quality to history, …

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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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Memories: A Poetry Showcase

Annabel Luery, Kitty Donnelly, Carolyn Jess-Cooke & Mark Blayney

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Showcase video

  Four poems connected by the theme of memory. ‘At Tyddyn Bychan’ by Annabel Luery, ‘Swansea on the Rocks’ by Kitty Donnelly, ‘Line Up’ by Caroly …

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George Carr Reviews Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (Bloomsbury)

George Carr

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Audio review

SCROLL DOWN FOR SCRIPT   George Carr reviews the novel Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (published by Bloomsbury on 18 April). Researched, …

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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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Arrest Me, for I Have Run Away

Suzy Ceulan Hughes hails the debut short story collection of one of our finest contemporary authors, where wisdom and empathy shine

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

Stevie Davies is one of our finest contemporary authors, and it’s a pleasure to see some of her short fiction collected here for the first time. Bette …

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Double Review: Brief Lives: Six Fictions and Christopher Meredith (Writers of Wales)

Though the sweep of time is a universal experience, Prof Tony Brown writes, in Meredith’s beautifully achieved fictions it becomes acute, textured, made emotionally resonant by personal and local factors

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

In the preliminary pages of this new collection of short stories, Brief Lives, Six Fictions, Christopher Meredith admits that ‘several books have been …

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Cave Art of the Anthropocene

This collection situates cogent arguments in the present modern world. It also maintains a balance between, on the one hand, personal experience and voice, and on the other, impartiality, reference and research. The central concept of keeping an open door to wilderness and spirit is clarion clear, as is the urgency of building individual and communal identity through place, and narrative's role within that. Literary references range from Nan Shephard to RS Thomas. It handles particularly well the dichotomy, for loves of art, and nature, of the former's claim to immortality in the Anthropocene age.

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/18

CATEGORY: Essays

How do you communicate with an unimaginable future? Imagine imparting a message to someone a hundred years hence. Or a thousand. Or ten thousand. Or e …

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Photograph

David Lloyd

PUBLISHED ON: 09/05/18

CATEGORY: Fiction

Arthur squatted by the fireplace to warm his hands. The room felt comfortable for the first time he could remember – with sunlight streaming through t …

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The Plankton Collector

Cath Barton

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

Preface Take a seashore, let us say one on the leeward coast of an island, where the twice-daily coming in and going out of the sea is, in the main, a …

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