Flashbacks and Flowers

Natalia Elliot reviews Rufus Mufasa's poetry collection about transgenerational trauma and motherhood

PUBLISHED ON: 07/10/21

CATEGORY: Audio review

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My Mother Taught Me How to Sing and Graveyards in My Closet

Alex Diggins finds that these two creative radio pieces, an unabashed celebration of sound, music, motherhood and fulfilling Charlotte Church dreams, are epic as well as bang up to date

PUBLISHED ON: 29/09/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Welsh boys and their mothers, eh? A cup of milky tea, a hunk of barabrith and mammy’s becardiganed cwtch – these have a Proustian ability to melt the …

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Telling your father at Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Poem by Mari Ellis Dunning

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Poetry

                  We’re going to have a baby, I told your father, just days since I’d felt his ribs slot like coins between mine. We were toeing a mou …

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Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth

Erica Shepard

PUBLISHED ON: 31/07/19

CATEGORY: Blog

Literature Wales held the Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth’s Art Centre on the twentieth of June. It was a night to honour those for whom Wa …

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Hand and Skull

Mari Ellis Dunning

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Zoe Brigley’s third collection of poetry is a tender exploration of gender, cruelty, violence, myth, motherhood and physicality. Sometimes unsettling, …

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Jumping Frogs

Emily Blewitt

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Editorial

I write this twenty-eight weeks into pregnancy. I write while sitting in my living room, surrounded by the detritus of baby preparations and poetry su …

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Unpicking the Locks

Tracey Rhys

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Opinion

Last year, a message on our answerphone for our twelve-year-old son took us all by surprise. It was from the Poetry Society and told Morgan that his p …

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Mothering Song

Rebecca Parfitt

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

Since you’ve gone, the rosebuds have opened, the birds that ate from our feeder have raised their young, the ivy has stretched its arm further, hugs t …

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Dear Body

Helen Mort

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

In the shower, my mum is a Picasso drawing – the diagonals of her crutches, shell-scoops of her breasts, the folded cloth of her back and the jut of h …

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Straw Dolly

Tracey Rhys

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

At night, the seamstress, her needles plucked from a leather wallet, comes to sew me up. Mouth and nose, eyes and legs, perineum – flower name… …

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