Issue 88,

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New Welsh Review 88, Summer 2010


Redux (Kathryn Gray)
This year's Academi Conference was held in February. New Narratives looked to explore the various ways in which fresh engagement with form by both writers and their audiences is taking hold, challenging the notions of what literature may, should or eventually could be as the twenty-first century progresses. It was a fascinating and stimulating two days - and prompted as many questions as it did answers. Which is what it's all more...


Adaption by Russell Celyn Jones
On reworking The Mabinogion

The Overlay by Mary-Ann Constantine
Mary-Ann Constantine makes a pilgrimage to France

In Search of Fiction by Richard Collins
Richard Collins relates the journey towards completing his forthcoming novel: 'you set out looking for something in particular and end up coming home with something quite different'.

Penelope Mortimer by Sarah Broughton
Sarah Broughton profiles a forgotten brilliance who 'wrote caustic, spirited novels... " bleak and exquisite" is worth reading'.

First Hand by Pascale Petit
Poet Pascale Petit interprets the life and art of Frida Kahlo in her fifth collection What the Water Gave Me.

The Last Word by Siân Melangell Dafydd
On reading and reviewing
Photo Essay: A Landscape of Wales by James Morris


The Jumpers by Damian Walford Davies
Karl's Gold by Nii Ayikwei Parkes


Poems by :
Paul Groves
Stephen Knight
Ruth Padel
Rebecca Perry
Oliver Reynolds
Ben Wilkinson
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch


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