Land of Whose Fathers?

A digital project aims to map land ownership across Wales – and you can help. Chris Moss talks to Dr Sioned Hâf, creator of Who Owns Wales/Pwy Bia Cymru, in this feature-length essay

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Column, Essays, Opinion

Land is an enigma. It is soil, roads, houses and mountains, but more than any or all of those. It is, in a sense, all we have as humans. It is everywh …

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority and the Mess of Life

Luanne Thornton concludes that Wypijewski’s essay collection is bold in its discussion of love, brutality, sex, capitalism and the profiteers of scandal entertainment

PUBLISHED ON: 27/08/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

With extensive experience in journalism and editing at the Nation, the American author seeks out her own topics of interest in this exciting insight i …

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Bush Meat: As My Mother Told Me

Mandy Sutter

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

Day after day, a boy tends his cows and watches the sky. The grass is brown; the animals dying; the trees unable to put forth leaves. The clouds cast …

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Some Small Portion of Eternity

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

Those old Welsh themes, memory, place, exile and inheritance, continue in this edition. We publish elsewhere a preview of Ynys Môn novelist Tristan Hu …

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Roman Wall Blues

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

In this edition, the past is glimpsed through secretions of silt and mud. In ancient times at Ephesus, silt buries the temple of Artemis; in 1922, a h …

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Energy Crisis: A Memoir of Summer

Philippa Holloway

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

Solar Power Summer starts with dandelions. They erupt after the pale agreeing heads of the daffodils have withered to brown and begun to relent. The r …

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Spuds and Lobster

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

To have power is to be sufficiently motivated and assertive to execute our desire, with or without the cooperation of others. Children often lack it, …

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Power in the Land?

Philippa Holloway

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

There is a choice of two bridges to access Ynys Môn: Telford’s suspension bridge, which provided the first road access, or the later, starker structur …

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Star Tin Ga Cha: Fission Fragments

Carol Rumens

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

1. In nuclear fission atoms are split to release energy in a nuclear reactor uranium atoms are forced apart the fission products cause other atoms to …

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Monologue in A

Alys Conran

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

Oh love, don’t mind me, power station posing as a pebble, dressed in the colour of rockpools or sweeping arctic air and wreathed in slate scarves. See …

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