Issue 67,

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New Welsh Review 67, Spring 2005


Out of the Flux (Francesca Rhydderch)
Dai Smith's review of Stephen Knight's A Hundred Years of Fiction (published in New Welsh Review 66) has provoked an important critical and cultural debate which will resonate with those of us - readers, writers and critics alike - concerned with defining Welsh writing in English in an increasingly diverse post-devolution more...


Postcolonial Change by Jane Aaron
Jane Aaron refutes previous criticism of Stephen Knight's A Hundred Years of Fiction, arguing that the book offers a persuasive postcolonial interpretation of Welsh twentieth-
century fiction.

'The material for my painting' by Ceri Thomas
Ceri Thomas considers the literary influences on the art of Ernest Zobole - a painter of the south Wales Valleys, Zobole's originality lies in his complex synthesis of other literary worlds.
Here and Now by Andrew McNeillie on the art of Kyffin Williams.
Andrew McNeillie discusses the expression of the concept of cynefin - belonging - through the language and visual representation of Williams' work.
Wales and the Next Generation by Kathryn Gray
Kathryn Gray, whose first poetry collection was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, reflects on the ever-increasing profile of Welsh poetry in English.
Mind Melding by Ian Davidson and Zoë Skoulding
Two poets offer reflections on their collaborative writing process.


We Wear Watches by Zillah Bethell
We Move About Rooftops by Richard Gwyn
An extract from his novel, The Colour of a Dog Running Away, published by Parthian in April 2005.

Cecil & Noreen by Patrick Cocoran
An extract from his novel, Cecil & Noreen, published by Seren in April 2005.


Poems by :
Zoë Brigley
William Greenaway
Paul Groves
Marcus Lloyd
Andrew McNeillie
Christopher Meredith
Robin Metz
Paul Muldoon
Mercer Simpson
Stephen Wilson


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New & Selected Poems by Ruth Bidgood
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Making the Beds for the Dead by Gillian Clarke
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Mirror Mirror by Ed. Patricia Dunker and Janet Thomas
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White and other poems by Peter Oram
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The Rub by Peter Oram
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A Night on the Lash by Graham Mort
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An Art-accustomed Eye: John Gibbs and art appreciation in Wales 1945 - 1996 by Peter Wakelin
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The Wye Plays by David Ian Rabey
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More lives than one: Selected work by Mark Jenkins
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Mr Vogel by Lloyd Jones
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Real Cardiff Two: The Greater City by Peter Finch
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Hidden Dragons: New Writing by Disabled People in Wales by Allan Sutherland & Elin ap Hywel (Eds)
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Gwen John and Augustus John by David Fraser Jenkins and Chris Stephens (Eds)
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A Hundred Years of Fiction - Patrick McGuinness

R.S. Thomas - Tony Brown, Jason Walford Davies

Mervyn Levy - Peter Lord

The Arts Council of Wales and the Assembly - Lewis Davies

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