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New Welsh Review 10, Autumn 1990 PLEASE NOTE THIS ISSUE IS OUT OF PRINT


There is no editorial in this issue (Belinda Humfrey)


Saccharine or Echo Soundings? by Terry Gifford
Terry Gifford examines the notions of nature in Seamus Heaney's Station Island.
James Kelman by Ian Bell
Ian Bell hears the voice of a disaffected Scotland in the writing of James Kelman, author of the novel The Busconductor Hines and short story collection Greyhound for Breakfast.
Where Poets Walked on Parapets: Aberglasney by Rebecca Donahue
Rebecca Donahue visits 'Aberglasney', the house and garden of eighteenth century poet and painter John Dyer, and finds that, despite it's state of disrepair, it has the feel of a magic garden.
Autobiography for a Change: W H Davies's Autobiography of a Super-Tramp and [i:Young Emma.] by Lawrence Normand
The author takes a close look at the autobiographical books of early twentieth century writer W H Davies, and finds that, as his life become more conventional, so his writing became less interesting.
Interview with Ruth Bidgood by Angela Morton
The poet discusses how her return to Wales marked the beginning of her writing career, the influence that poetry and her local history writing have on each other and her minimalistic style.
Letter from America by David Lloyd
David Lloyd gives American poetry a health check.
Mrs Lyn Thomas by Michael Parnell
Obituary of Lyn Thomas, wife of Anglo-Welsh writer, Gwyn Thomas.
A Welsh Story - George Chapman by Moira Vincentelli
The author reflects on the life of painter, George Chapman, whose main subject was the Rhonnda Valley.


Sticks for Morning by Kate Robinson
I Wonder by Gary Greenwood
Tophet by Kirk McKune
More or Less Anything At More or Less Any Time by Andrew Davies


Poems by :
Bernard Harrington
Paul Henry
Michael Ponsford
Robert Lumsden
David Winwood
R N Allan
Carole Satyamurti
Geoffrey Holloway
Clive Watkins
Douglas Phillips
Mark Jarman
D J Lightfoot
Oliver Reynolds
C P James
Mercer Simpson
Raymond Garlick
Christopher Pilling
Stan Jacoby
John Sewell
Sue Moules
Kenneth Pobo
Noragh Jones
Brian Louis Pearce
Peter Marshall
Selwyn Pritchard
David Wilson
Annemarie Austin


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Wales: an anthology by Alice Thomas Ellis
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Exchanges: Poems by Women in Wales by Ed by Jude Brigley
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