Issue 80,

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New Welsh Review 80, Summer 2008


Back to the Present (Francesca Rhydderch)
The photographs by Tina Carr and Annemarie Schöne that feature in this issue of New Welsh Review serve as a stark reminder of how the present becomes past, and of what happens if those of us who are in one way or another keepers of our histories abandon the notion of posterity. The images published here are drawn from a larger series, which has been exhibited in London and Wales; they include a variety of domestic interiors and exteriors, and an extensive series of chapel
images. What is compelling about them is the beating heart underneath the 'still lives' that you first assume them to more...


Theatres of Memory by Andrew Green
The Librarian of the National Library of Wales, puts the recent digitisation debate into a broader historical context.

One Hundred Welsh Poets by Alan Riach
Alan Riach considers the recently published Poetry 1900-2000: One hundred poets from Wales edited by Meic Stephens, which raises 'questions about how to identify and describe the variety that constitutes a national tradition, what its relations are with contemporary developments'.

A Female Tradition by Kirsti Bohata
Kirsti Bohata considers three recent publications from Jane Aaron, Katie Gramich and Ursula Masson that offer a feminist perspective on the Anglo-Welsh canon, and which mark 'an important turing point in the field'; they have 'demonstrated beyond question that Welsh women could and did write'.

Celestial Ram, Holy Lamb by Imogen Rhia Herrad
The author traces a cultural history of sheep.

Photo / Poem Collaboration by David Hurn and Kathryn Simmonds
A Writer's History by D.J. Britton
Abandoned by Tina Carr and Annemarie Schöne


Water Lion by Penny Simpson
Brown by LLoyd Jones


Poems by :
Matt Bryden
Viki Holmes
Anna Lewis
Oliver Reynolds
Gregory Warren Wilson
Tamar Yoseloff


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Welsh Furniture 1250 - 1950 by Richard Bebb
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