Issue 91,

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New Welsh Review 91, Spring 2011


Somebody, Someday (Kathryn Gray)
Sitting down to approach this, I realised that there is only one thing harder to write than your first editorial - and that's your last. Of course, the reasons for this are different. That very first editorial was written under the anxiety of influence, in the context of the history of a magazine in which so many could claim vested interest. What would they make of it? What would they make of me? Being a writer as well as editor of this magazine has proved at time a difficult balance, except in one very important respect. As a writer one learns very quickly that the only way to achieve any distance is to disregard what's passed with the very utmost regard. Once I learned to marry the pioneer spirit of my writing with my editing, to open myself up to the risk of those important failures creativity demands, I felt I was truly on my way.


The Poet I Might Have Been by Gwyneth Lewis
On Love by Matt Jarvis
On Masculinity by Boyd Clack
Myth and History by Catherine Fisher


The Jeweller by Caryl Lewis, trans. Gwen Davies
An extract, in translation, from Caryl Lewis's Y Gemydd by Gwen Davies

The Blue Murder Café by Rachel Trezise
A short story


Poems by :
John Barnie
Alison Brackenbury
Zoe Brigley
Gillian Clarke
Kathryn Gray
Kathryn Maris
Robert Minhinnick
Helen Mort
Ifor Thomas
Gerard Woodward


Fireball by Tyler Keevil
Ceri Gorton

You by John Haynes[nlSarah Wardle

Cloud Road: A Journey Through the Inca Heartland by John Harrison
Niall Griffiths

Hereditation by J.P. Smythe
Katherine Stansfield

Perfect Blue by Kona Macphee, and Inroads by Carolyn Jess-Cooke
Matt Merritt

Understudies: New and Selected Poems by Anne-Marie Fyfe
Ian Gregson

Sing Sorrow Sorrow edited by Gwen Davies
Richard Poole

The Deer Wedding by Penny Simpson
David Towsey

A Place of Meadow and Tall Trees by Clare Dudman
Gee Williams

Bank of the Black Sheep by Robert Lewis
Anthony Brockway

The Meat Tree by Gwyneth Lewis
Mary-Ann Constantine

Priest Skear by Tim Liardet
Robert Minhinnick

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