Forms of Exile: Selected Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva

Filip Noubel admires a translation of a prolific Russian poet for whom exile is home

PUBLISHED ON: 08/11/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Poetry is the place where meaning remains an open question. When engaging with a poem, the reader is offered a rare gift: the freedom to interpret con …

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Inhale / Exile

Shara Atashi hails a vigorous poetry collection, epic in proportions and in theme: the history of war-torn Iraq

PUBLISHED ON: 03/11/21

CATEGORY: Essays, Reviews

Abeer Ameer’s vigorous poetry collection Inhale/Exile is an epic and a storybook in one. Epic, because the single poems are pieces of a whole body, st …

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The History of Wales in Twelve Poems, A Last Respect: The Roland Mathias Prize Anthology of Contemporary Welsh Poetry

Chris Moss on two anthologies which prove that Welsh poetry in English is in robust health

PUBLISHED ON: 01/11/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

The art of the poetry anthology is a competitive arena. You have the celeb selections (Amis on Larkin, Cerys Matthews on her whims), the ‘authoritativ …

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Poem and Interview with Steven Hastings to Celebrate National Poetry Day 2021

Steven Hastings shares the thinking behind 'Memory Clinic II' in an interview with New Welsh Review

PUBLISHED ON: 07/10/21

CATEGORY: Author process

Memory Clinic II Welcome to the memory clinic. Do you know why you are here?                                                                           …

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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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Poetry Showcase: ‘Stranger to Yourself’

Poetry showcase video by Tayler Walters and Natalia Elliot, with poems by John Barnie, Emma Baines and Matthew Jarvis

PUBLISHED ON: 07/10/21

CATEGORY: Poetry, Showcase video

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Lumen

Katrina Naomi is delighted by a poetry collection that is exuberant, smart, utterly original and full of dog-originating philosophy for wellbeing and recovery

PUBLISHED ON: 01/10/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Tiffany Atkinson’s Lumen begins with a quotation from Aneurin Bevan, which feels as radical and apposite now as it did when he said it in 1948:   …

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Road Trip

Pam Thompson recommends a compassionate, complex poetry collection of the Windrush generation and rural Gwent

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

Marvin Thompson was born in London to Jamaican parents and now lives in south Wales. His debut collection, Road Trip https://www.peepaltreepress.com/b …

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An Exact Mystery: The Poetic Life of Vernon Watkins

Chris Moss is uncertain whether the poet’s early years and work deserve such fulsome treatment, but looks forward to a second volume on the life, troubles, connections and poetry of an undeservedly neglected writer and friend of Christopher Isherwood, Dylan Thomas and Alfred Janes

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/21

CATEGORY: Reviews

‘A biography of Vernon Watkins is long overdue,’ Richard Ramsbotham tells us in his introduction to this self-published book. He notes that his wish ‘ …

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The Tiger Girl and the Rain Stag: An Interview with Pascale Petit

Yvonne Reddick talks to the poet about her Forward Prize Best Collection nominated Tiger Girl, Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, tensions between locals, tourists and tigers, and the evolution of her wild beast, birdlife and megafauna poems

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Interview

YR: You describe your grandmother as a really important presence in your childhood, and she’s the central (human) character in Tiger Girl. Can you tel …

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