Not OK Cupid

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE. Second in a series of very funny and extremely dirty twists on classical myths, first performed at Heartspoken, Cardiff; a follow up to Joâo Morais’ ‘Oedipux Rex’. Presented at Heartspoken, a love-related literary night at the Kuku Club, Cardiff this autumn


Two December Events for Your Diary

New Welsh Review launches the December issue in Cardiff on Wednesday 3 December and holds a multimedia event in Aberystwyth on Thursday 4 December.

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 (c) Sue Flood
(c) Sue Flood


Honey Poo Poo and the Sad Songs of the Homesick

Depending on how you came across her, Judith Owen could strike you as several different people. Her range of work throughout her career is like a hall of mirrors, each genre reflecting a slightly differently shaped person. Once you spend any time in the Judith Owen hall of mirrors, you soon realise that the singing-songwriting persona appears to be the most accurate image of her, and the clearest distillation of her talent...



Port Talbot Tenor Paul Potts Comes Home in Style

Initially sceptical of ‘popera’, Amy McCauley is won over by an album, by Port Talbot tenor Paul Potts, encompassing George Harrison and Guns N’ Roses; it is, she writes, diverse, all-of-a-piece, flexible and devoid of gimmickery


Dance performance Caitlin in Swansea

Liza Penn-Thomas went to see Eddie Ladd as Caitlin Thomas in Swansea last week, a compelling, inspired and consummately delivered performance, she concludes, in which Caitlin’s husband Dylan is mercifully rendered mute in an AA meeting room


Bedazzled: A Welshman in New York

Despite a severe case of ‘DT’ fatigue, for Joâo Morais, this virtual (with live performance) recreation of Dylan’s Greenwich Village exploits offers new ways of thinking about his legacy and influence, and he feels rewarded for having seen it

NEW Multimedia Content

Ben Richmond talks to Heini Gruffudd about his most recent book, a family memoir, A Haven for Hitler. Exclusively for subscribers, Ben's interview for New Welsh Review with Wiliam Owen Roberts is available log in here to access. He also speaks to Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, the author of Welsh Writing, Political Action & Incarceration, about Welsh-language prison literature. Plus: check out our late summer podcast plus editor Gwen Davies presents the highlights from the autumn issue highlights here.


In Reality: Selected Poems

Caroline Stockford admires haunting and magical poetry, by a native Italian resident in Luxembourg and writing in French, but admits it's a difficult translation project more...



The Other Wales

In my own work it was particularly clear to me that the real location can travel through the writer’s imagination, be transformed and end up very differently on the page. Touring Tredegar House and knowing very well that a room or a turn of corridor were settings where I had imagined a fragment of story, or a certain scene, it was disconcerting to revisit and realise that not only were they not as I described them, but that I had imported, changed, even transmuted the whole place into a fictional other... more...

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