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Opinion


The Sentimental Poppy (Issue: 109)

Willed commemoration of wars that should be forgotten as their veterans’ die out is what John Barnie’s column condemns as a political construction
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Ideology and Story in Life-Writing (Issue: 108)

Jasmine Donahaye writes about her shifting relationship with Israel.
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Atheist (Issue: 107)

John Barnie argues that secularism, as well as militant religion, as as much an enemy to the truth as the delusions of the religious.
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Thirty Ways of Looking at the Sea (Issue: 107)

Susan Richardson finds riches on the beach.
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Postcard from Nowhere (Issue: 107)

On a road trip through Patagonia, Chris moss escapes the Welsh theme park and goes in search of more stirring narratives.
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River of Ink (Issue: 106)

Paul Cooper on his debut novel about a thirteenth-century Sri Lanka court poet.
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Last Day on St Helena (Issue: 106)

Niall Griffiths visits the South Atlantic.
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Call & Response: A Friendship in Poems (Issue: 106)

Judy Brown & Katrina Naomi's collaborative friendship in poems.
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Skulls, Roses and Dylan Thomas (Issue: 105)

Lucy Gough on Adapting Adventures in the Skin Trade for the stage.
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Patience (Issue: 105)

Jane MacNamee learns to walk again after surgery.
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Honey Poo Poo and the Sad Songs of the Homesick (Issue: 105)

Nadia Kamil Profiles Musician and Performer Judith Owen
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Who are the Welsh Kale and What do They Say? (Issue: 105)

Who cannot be impressed by the Kale?
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Every Laugh is a Dice Throw (Issue: 105)

Michael Nath Dices with Death
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In Pursuit of Spring (Issue: 104)

Kym Martindale cycles Edward Thomas' westward route from London on the centenary of his prose classic's publication.
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Small-scale Ambition (Issue: 104)

Michael Tomlinson reinterprets Thomas Jones' 'A Wall in Naples (c1782)'
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Rich Text: Kaite O'Reilly on Welsh Noh and Japanese Aesthetics (Issue: 103)

Concerned by the apparent dissociative nature of the under-40s in Japan, Yojiro feels that theatre is the place for re-engagement.
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Hay International Writing Fellow (Issue: 103)

Fflur Dafydd in Segovia, Mexico.
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Can Larks Fly Backwards? (Issue: 103)

What has six legs, two wings, one beak and a vagina? A woman-bird.
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Tweetin' 'Bout A Revolution (Issue: 102)

Tim Evans on Social Media and Political Activism
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Oxford & Wales (Issue: 102)

I was – let’s just say over the age of consent. From a second floor window – casement, actually – I watched my boyfriend dash off as every bell in Oxford started tolling nine o’clock.
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Rich Text: Tishani Doshi (Issue: 101)

Myths occupy strange territories within us.
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What Rhymes with Yonkers? (Issue: 101)

Back Bay Blues with Lloyd Robson.
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On the Wild Side (Issue: 101)

Susan Richardson seeks nature in the city
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Rich Text: Tyler Keevil on his Short Story collection Burrard Inlet (Issue: 99)

Tyler Keevil on his Short Story collection Burrard Inlet
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What Rhymes with Yonkers? (Issue: 99)

Lloyd Robson in NYC
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Michael Nobbs on Making a Living Online as an Artist (Issue: 99)

Michael Nobbs on Making a Living Online as an Artist
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Rich Text (Issue: 98)

On melding performance and artform.
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Rich Text (Issue: 96)

Kaite O'Reilly on her project for the Cultural Olympiad celebrating the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
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Trade Winds (Issue: 96)

News from an agents desk.
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Rich Text (Issue: 95)

Biographer Clare Flay on how personal meets political in the life and works of Dorothy Edwards
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Trade Winds (Issue: 95)

Book news from above the A470.
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Writing the Mother Tongue (Issue: r14)

Earlier this year Eluned Gramich visited Jaipur Literature Festival and Hyderabad Literary Festival, discovering that the old rules about translation and the sanctity of the mother tongue have been rewritten
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Valley, City, Village (Issue: r14)

Natalie Ann Holborow travels through Bengal to Kolkata, where even the crows caw two octaves higher, to visit the Literary Festival
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Action Versus Inertia (Issue: r13)

Or what to do when nature puts you at the centre of one of its stories, by C M Buckland
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The Story of Books (Issue: r13)

Wales will soon have a working museum of printing presses, bookbinding, publishing and writing. Chris Moss reports on the latest chapter in Hay-on-Wye’s book story
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Open Minds and Aspirations (Issue: r13)

John Saul discusses the vital role literature must play in cultural connections post Brexit
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Fiesta, Forever… (Issue: r12)

Safe, sedate, sometimes soporific and always so very middle class: Chris Moss argues that the twenty-first-century book festival is the opposite of literature
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The Library Suicides: Page to Screen (Issue: r10)

Fflur Dafydd on the novelist’s demotion in the process of adapting her offbeat dystopian novel into a straight thriller for the screen. Y Llyfrgell (The Library Suicides), directed by Euros Lyn, goes on general release on 5 August
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A Stranger Comes to Town (Issue: r10)

Mandy Sutter, winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2016 University of South Wales Prize for Travel Writing, reflects on how experience and memoir meshed in her essay ‘Bush Meat’, set in 60s Nigeria

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Do We Take Children’s Literature Seriously? (Issue: r10)

Rachel Carney reports from Dr Catherine Butler's lecture on the subject at Cardiff Children's Literature Festival in April 2016
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Deep Time and the Poet (Issue: r9)

John Barnie is in residence at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History during 2016, where he meets tropical cockroaches, the Red Lady of Paviland and the dodo that Charles Dodgson took Alice to see
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Wales' Secret Export (Issue: r7)

Julia O’Hara reveals the scandalous lack of prison accommodation for women in Wales and urges that measure to improve the lot of women prisoners, advocated by Helena Kennedy in 1993, are implemented along the model of Scotland
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Steel, Social Justice & our Literary Tradition (Issue: r6)

Huw Lawrence on Llanelli steel, socialism, and how his own family story interweaves with that of William Glynne Jones, author of Farewell Innocence, published this autumn in the Library of Wales series (Parthian) with its sequel Ride the White Stallion.
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Will Wales Lead the Charge to Become a More Mindful Nation? (Issue: r3)

Frances Williams charts the rise of mindfulness and the role of Welsh proponents in pushing it up the public policy agenda
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The Sea of Words: Language, Controversy and Subsidy (Issue: r3)

Duncan Bush argues for an injection into arts subsidy of the Jewish and Enlightenment tradition of challenge and an allegiance to a ‘truth’ which transcends national and other affiliations
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Shape-shifting and Skin-walking (Issue: r1)

Kaite O’Reilly on writers, including herself, Jon Gower and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, who are venturing out of their traditional form to experiment with prose, poetry, screenplays and drama
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Alastair Reid, Fiction Fiesta and 'a species of make-believe' (Issue: r1)

Recent Creative Wales Ambassador Richard Gwyn on the central, serious, importance of make-believe to Latin American life and literature, and the gestation of his festival, Fiction Fiesta, which pairs literary authors of Wales with Hispanic writers of Sout
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