Asked to reflect on how we co-write, the temptation is to find a place within the third person plural and start from ‘we’. But the single voice of DK Fields is also, always, two voices: that of Dave and that of Kath. Voices we don’t want to obscure even as we talk about ‘our’ voice […]
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Two books on Edward Thomas

Alex Diggins

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Edward Thomas: Prose Writings: A Selected Edition: Volume III: Biographies, Richard Jefferies & George Borrow, is edited by Jem Poster and publish …

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Why Is It Always a Poem Is a Walk?

Dr Polly Atkin

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Opinion

Twelve years ago, when I moved to Cumbria and starting writing about the things around me, ecopoetry in the UK seemed to be a niche pursuit, something …

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Exquisitely Rough: Outsiders

Ruby D Jones on social class and the iceberg of London publishing

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Essays

Earlier this year, the Arts Council England awarded me a £10,000 grant to start writing my first book. I celebrated by spending the day crying, cwtche …

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What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

Wales’ enduring flair for the short story is gradually being recognized on an international stage, with our best writers in the form, including Cynan …

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On Writing Pigeon

Alys Conran

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Essays

‘Look up pigeon in your good field guide, if you have one,’ says Simon Barnes in The Bad Birdwatcher’s Companion. ‘You will probably find that the pig …

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Hay Festival – Winter Weekend

Hayley Dolby

PUBLISHED ON: 17/05/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Hay-on-Wye hosted its seventeenth Winter Weekend festival from 25 to 27 November. The Swan Hotel was visited by a variety of writers, historians, come …

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A Happy Pessimist? An Interview with John Barnie

Robert Minhinnick

PUBLISHED ON: 01/11/16

CATEGORY: Interview

Robert Minhinnick interviews John Barnie on his life and latest poetry collection. Your latest poetry collection, from 2016, ‘Wind Playing with a Man’ …

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What It’s Like to Be Alive

Ashley Owen

PUBLISHED ON: 01/11/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

Deryn Rees-Jones’ anthology What It’s Like to Be Alive is a carefully curated museum of poetry. It is a unique opportunity to witness the growth of a …

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What Rhymes with Yonkers?

Lloyd Robson

PUBLISHED ON: 26/08/13

CATEGORY: Opinion

My wife tells me we are attending the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Boston. She says it’s a big thing, it will be …

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