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CRYSTAL JEANS

Split Me In Two, Gareth Moon

I suck on the spliff. I don’t speak for a while. Dennis takes this time to drain the whisky bottle. He drops it over the side of the bed. It falls onto the edge of an overspilling ashtray, catapulting ash and butts onto the bedroom floor...


NEWS

Hay event 29 May with Gwyneth Lewis & John Harrison

NWR editor Gwen Davies is in conversation with authors Gwyneth Lewis & John Harrison about sailing, travel, healing and illness.
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OPINION GWYNETH LEWIS

Can Larks Fly Backwards?

What has six legs, two wings, one beak and a vagina? A woman-bird. An obsession with the avian must be a sign of becoming older. I started off enjoying birds but not knowing their names. Then I bought reference books and a pair of binoculars. Now I find I’m trying to identify every flying creature I see. My last book of poems, Sparrow Tree, was largely devoted to birds, from the increasingly scarce passerine to hummingbirds I saw in California. What next? Will I be volunteering to rear orphaned cranes? Helping owl chicks to imprint on a hat? Breastfeeding flamingos?

BLOG

03/04/2014

‘Dylan Live’ in Aberystwyth

Amy McCauley was at last week's performance of 'Dylan Live' on Aberystwyth University's campus.

02/04/2014

History & Nationhood in Cynan Jones' The Dig

NWR editor lauds the overlooked national and historical themes of Cynan Jones' novella The Dig

01/04/2014

Caradoc Evans’ My People as Dance

Jake Oliver was at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on 20 March to view Gwyn Emberton’s adaptation into dance of Caradoc Evans’ acerbic stories, My People

INTERVIEWS

Spring duo

Exclusive Online Video Content Caroline Stockford talks to Gwyneth Lewis about her fascination with birds, their influence on Welsh poets past and present, and her translations of the bird poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym. Also to Lisa Blower about her story ‘Johnny Dangerously’, her debut novel, the transition from working to writing life and the importance of writing working-class fiction.

REVIEW MICHAEL NOTT

Division Street

For Michael Nott, the real focal point of Helen Mort’s work is a poetry of place: the north of England. Mort turns ordinary localities and events into secret narratives and encounters, full of personal and social dramatic tension. Division Street is elegant, discriminating, and measured, full of vivid moments ...more>>>

VINTAGE GEMS ROBERT LEWIS

At the Inquiry

Tony Blair, progenitor of New Labour, saviour of the third way, hero of the largest Labour majority ever, winner of ‘the historic third term’, ‘a pretty straight guy’, begetter of wars, payer of ‘the blood price’, holder of the Congressional Medal of Honor, ex-Prime Minister. The arch-populist media manipulator was to be subjected to unscripted and televised questioning about the most divisive policy of his leadership, and there was a chance, a very small chance, he might say something we could learn from. ...more>>>

 
University of Wales Trinity St David's Dylan Thomas Summer School 25 May - 7 June 2014

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