Issue 87,

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New Welsh Review 87, Spring 2010


What Kind of Day Has it Been? (Kathryn Gray)
And so the end of a decade is behind us. Yes, the Noughties, an era that brought us once inconceivable horrors, crushing banalities and awesome technological advances in almost equal measure, is no more. Welcome, the Teens. Or the Tens. Or the Tenties. Or the Twenty-Tens. What you will. Welcome, too, we can only suppose, yet more unknown more...


Off By Heart by Tishani Doshi
Tishani Doshi on writing from memory that isn't memoir: 'In the end, there is memory and there is the imagination, twinning and uncoupling till there is only one thing: the story'.

The Graveyards of Vilnius by Tom Bullough
Vignettes of life and death in the Lithuanian city.

Sleeping Lord by Andrew McNeillie
Andrew McNeillie on David Jones: 'a Welsh patriot of a highly unusual kind'. McNeillie considers how Reading David Jones by Thomas Dilworth (UWP) sheds light on the work of a writer who deserves more than the current relative obscurity within the mainstream.

Sparrow's Flight by Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones in Berlin; a travelogue of place and time, with typically wry discursions on sex, literary theory and rock 'n roll.

First Hand by Gary Owen
Gary Owen on verbatim theatre: creating a script from first person testimony.

Last Word by Isabel Adonis
Identity, language and literature.
Photo Essay: Once We Were Birds by Tina Carr/Annemarie Schöne
Roma Gypsies, Europe's fastest growing minority.


I Go Underground by Deborah Kay Davies
Looted by Dai Vaughan


Poems by :
Ivy Alvarez
Sarah Corbett
Tishani Doshi
Menna Elfyn
Peter Finch
James Midgley
Candy Neubert
Siriol Troup


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