Morgan Davies loves this inspirational adventure about hope, which encourages children to follow their dreams

PUBLISHED ON: 02/08/22

CATEGORY: Children's Books, Reviews

Morgan Davies loves this inspirational adventure about hope, which encourages children to follow their dreams

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Planet Blues

PUBLISHED ON: 26/04/22

CATEGORY: Essays, Feature length, Reviews, review-essay

It’s early winter. I’ve just been for a walk in a field. It’s part of the large estate that surrounds my home – a rented, retired 1830s farmhouse – an …

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The Melancholia of Class: A Manifesto for the Working Class

Dan Bradley discusses the interplay of conflicted identity and depression in cultural practitioners, caused by social mobility, ambition and capitalism

PUBLISHED ON: 26/01/22

CATEGORY: Reviews

In this ambitious and moving work – a hybrid of memoir, polemic and cultural criticism – the US poet and academic explores the ‘melancholia’ of the wo …

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Dare to Do: Taking on the Planet by Bike and Boat

Amy Aed takes a fast-paced global journey, with record-breaking adventurer Sarah Outen, which doesn’t shy away from mental distress

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Dare to Do is a fast-paced, engaging travel memoir by rower and adventurer,Sarah Outen, following her journey as she cycles, kayaks and rows across Eu …

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Where There’s a Will: Hope, Grief and Endurance in a Cycle Race Across a Continent

Amy Aed on the raw, personal story of Emily Chappell: Welsh writer, adventurer, and cyclist

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Chappell began her story as a cycle courier in London, a career which allowed her to fully engulf herself in the sport, day in, day out. Enjoying the …

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The Tall Owl and Other Stories

Gwen Davies notes that this debut story collection on art, community and estrangement, finds its place in the fairy tale tradition, the oldest and most powerful form of storytelling

PUBLISHED ON: 23/02/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Ed Garland’s book of criticism, bibliotherapy and memoir, Earwitness, which New Welsh Review published in 2019, raised my awareness of the neglected s …

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Proud Flesh

Poem by Ashley-Elizabeth Best

PUBLISHED ON: 26/01/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

I had fallen out of love with everything. It was calming to think of all the ways a person could go, but wasn’t serious enough to pull it off. A routi …

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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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FEED (Taliesin Live)

Daniel Snipe on a production from Theatre Témoin about fake news and the online inflamation of extremism

PUBLISHED ON: 03/06/20

CATEGORY: Blog

TRIGGER WARNING: Content discussing; self-harm, sexual harassment and violence.   Venturing alone to Taliesin Theatre at the end of February turn …

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Jim Neat: The Case of a Young Man Down on His Luck

Desi Tsvetkova concludes that this hybrid novel/confessional narrative poem is an exceptional piece of literature

PUBLISHED ON: 05/05/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Mary J Oliver’s father passed away in 1983, but it isn’t until twenty-five years later that a spark ignites inside the author, urging her to find out …

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