Marvin Thompson was born in London to Jamaican parents and now lives in south Wales. His debut collection, Road Trip https://www.peepaltreepress.com/books/road-trip, was a Poetry Book Society choice. In an interview, Thompson explains that he chose the title because of the joy he found in childhood outings to Southend on Sea or south London: ‘I am […]
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Retired

Poem by Mandy Sutter

PUBLISHED ON: 29/09/20

CATEGORY: Poetry

When my parents went back to their roots, to low ceilinged views of a pub with ducks, a shop, a Cotswold stone church, painstakingly restored   t …

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The eighteenth year of us

Poem by KS Moore

PUBLISHED ON: 29/09/20

CATEGORY: Poetry

The clementine rise of new acquaintance: you were all lilt, all eye-bright charm – the dance of an autumn. And the fire breathed yes and now and I wan …

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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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Plu by Caryl Lewis

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 27/02/19

CATEGORY: Audio review

Gwen Davies reviews a new edition of the debut short story collection Plu by Caryl Lewis (Y Lolfa). Recorded and edited by John Tudor; researched, scr …

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The Pavement Poet

Joao Morais

PUBLISHED ON: 09/05/18

CATEGORY: Fiction

It’s the last day of the month and I still have money in the bank, and I can’t help but feel that I’ve somehow failed at life. I make the most of it b …

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Old Forgotten Things

Mihangel Morgan Translated by Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 09/05/18

CATEGORY: Fiction

As you’d expect, Harry was pleased as pie to see his daughter and grandson. But between you, me and these walls, the first of these, Seroca, got on my …

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Trailer for Mihangel Morgan’s novel ‘Hen Bethau Anghofiedig’ (‘Old Forgotten Things’), with English subtitles

PUBLISHED ON: 25/03/18

CATEGORY: Book trailer

An extract from Mihangel Morgan’s story ‘Hen Bethau Anghofiedig’ (‘Old Forgotten Things’), with English subtitles, read by Dewi Huw Owen and translate …

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Story Animation, ‘The Pavement Poet’

PUBLISHED ON: 28/02/18

CATEGORY: Showcase video

Story Animation, ‘The Pavement Poet’ from collection Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster by Joao Morais. published by Parthian, June 2018. Animatio …

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Child of Divorce

Sophie McKeand

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

When your childhood is a fragmentation grenade it is difficult to learn how to breathe. BlOwOuts rip through the papier mâché history you painstakingl …

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