Issue 68,

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New Welsh Review 68, Summer 2005


'Tell me all the other versions' (Francesca Rhydderch)
The shortlist selection made by judges Tony Brown, Patrick Hannan and Charlotte Williams this year has brought a particularly interesting trio of books to the final stage of the Book of the Year more...


'Thinkers out of Place' by Kathryn Gray
Tom Paulin - poet, writer and critic - in conversation with Kathryn Gray - shortlisted for the 2005 T.S. Eliot Prize - discussing literary influences and issues of cultural identity.
Poetry at the Checkpoint by Patrick McGuinness
Patrick McGuinness re-evaluates the work of John Tripp - 'a sort of Anglo-Welsh Larkin?' - in the broader context of Welsh poetry in English.
From Mametz Wood to Ditchling Common by Robert J. Yates
Robert Yates challenges the continued obscurity of David Jones in the English canon - a genius unknown, misunderstood and misrepresented.
Welsh Literature from a European Perspective by Diarmuid Johnson
Poet, translator and editor of Transcript, Diarmuid Johnson, considers perspectives on Wales and Welsh literature offered by the literary translation programmes run by Welsh Literature Abroad.


The Fisherman in my Bed by Mary-Ann Constantine
Frog Boy by Jo Mazelis
Chickens by Rachel Trezise


Poems by :
Charles Bennett
Melanie Challenger
Claire Crowther
Jasmine Donahaye
Carrie Etter
Christine Evans
Jacob Polley
Michael Ponsford
John Redmond
Greta Stoddart
Ifor Thomas
Jeni Williams
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch


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bookshop. All details were correct at the time of publication.
Quiver by Deryn Rees-Jones
Published by Seren
ISBN 1854113542 pb £9.99
Reviewed by Tiffany Atkinson
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Speak for England by James Hawes
Published by Cape
ISBN 0224073028 hb £12.99
Reviewed by Tristan Hughes
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The Wales TUC 1974-2004: Devolution and Industrial Politics by Jo England
Published by University of Wales Press
ISBN 070831919X pb £12.99
Reviewed by Tristan Hughes
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Selected Poems by Christine Evans
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ISBN 1854113348 pb £8.99
Reviewed by Kathryn Gray
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The Canals of Mars by Patrick McGuinness
Published by Carcarnet
ISBN 1857547721 pb £6.95
Reviewed by Kelly Grovier
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The Land as Viewed from the Sea by Richard Collins
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ISBN 1854113674 pb £6.99
Reviewed by Richard Poole
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Singing in Chains: Listening to Welsh Verse by Mererid Hopwood
Published by Gomer
ISBN 1843234025 pb £8.99
Reviewed by Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
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Wales Half Welsh by John Williams
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Reviewed by Kate North
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The Mirror Trade by Zoë Skoulding
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Reviewed by Carrie Etter
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Mappa Mundi by Philip Gross
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Reviewed by Andrew Neilson
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Landsker by Brenda Squires
Published by Starborn
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Reviewed by Nigel Rodenhurst
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An Eye of Death by George Rees
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Reviewed by Nigel Rodenhurst
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A Hundred Years of Fiction - Dai Smith, John Pikoulis

Mervyn Levy - Jasmine Donahaye

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