(c) Andrew Green
(c) Andrew Green


Coastwalkers & Curious Travellers

I’ve just read Peter Finch’s Edging the Estuary (2013), not in one go, but, much like the author, in stops and starts, picking up the trail where I’d left off. It follows the Severn Estuary, more or less, from Chepstow to Worms Head, but also takes in parts of the opposite coast down to Lynmouth, with a foray to the islands out in the ‘grey brown water’. Like much travel writing it’s informative and irritating by turns...



A Poet’s Year

Jonathan Edwards on a year promoting his Costa award-nominated debut poetry collection, My Family & Other Superheroes


Editor Responds to Magazines Funding Row

Editor Gwen Davies argues that a time of funding cuts calls for greater solidarity among publishers and more commitment from readers


Cinnamon Press Poetry Event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Mari Ellis Dunning enjoys a well scoped poetry collection, influenced by maternity and music, and one in which homecoming and the natural world are honoured

NEW Multimedia Content

Ollie Bevington talks to Deryn Rees-Jones about Helen, the wife and biographer of poet Edward Thomas who is the muse for her latest collection, And You, Helen. Exclusively for subscribers, Ollie's interview for New Welsh Review with editor Penny Thomas is available here (log in here to access). He also speaks to Kate Hamer, the debut author of The Girl in the Red Coat (Faber), about a young girl’s disappearance. Plus: check out our winter podcast and audio review. Meanwhile, editor Gwen Davies presents the highlights from the winter issue here.



Our resident teenage critic reviews a Young Adult novel set in Ceredigion but finds it very disappointing indeed more...



My Year as an Island

I began 2012 worrying about my age: I would be sixty in October. In March I contracted a mild sore throat that didn’t bother me, but neither would it go away... more...

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