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Christina Thatcher, How to Carry Fire, News, Poems, Poetry, poets -

So many lovely comments have been flooding in for Christina Thatcher's second poetry collection 'How to Carry Fire' over the weekend. Look at this blazing spread in the Western Mail Weekend supplement on Saturday by Jenny White. ‘The resulting work cements Thatcher’s position as a distinctive, powerful and unerring authentic new poetic voice - a stall she first set out with More Than You Were, her 2017 debut collection which explored the legacy of her father’s addiction and death. 'While many of her poems deal with gritty topics, they are also strikingly beautiful in the purity of the love they convey. There...

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Lloyd Markham, News, Translation, Wales -

As part of Wales Literature Exchange's open call to participate in the 2020 Ulysses' Shelter residency programme, candidates from Wales were chosen to participate in the residency programme during 2020. The candidates have been selected by a jury consisting of Sally Baker, ex-director of Tŷ Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales and of Wales PEN Cymru, Alexandra Büchler, director of Literature Across Frontiers, and Sioned Puw Rowlands, editor of the Welsh-language cultural magazine O’r Pedwar Gwynt. Lloyd Markham (1988) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and spent his childhood in Zimbabwe,  moving to and settling in Bridgend, South Wales, where...

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News, Parthian Books, Rhys Davies, Wales -

We at Team Parthian are thrilled to announce that we've been selected as a Rhys Davies Trust Client Partner. This exciting initiative will allow us, over the next three years, to produce two titles annually as part of our Modern Wales series, focussing on interpretations of the Welsh condition, people, place and history.   The publications will include, among other studies, new biographies of Minnie Pallister and Gwyn Thomas, and we'll also publish Winter Sparrows,  a brand new selection of the work of Rhys Davies, Wales’s pre-eminent short story writer of the twentieth century. In an interesting new venture we'll...

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Fiction, News -

Praise for HELLO FRIEND WE MISSED YOU by Richard Owain Roberts:
'This is so, so good. You will no doubt read this book, as I did, with an ever-growing sense of appreciation and admiration for its wit, warmth, rhythm, poetry, and virtuoso display of a writer in complete and audacious command of his material. What is at root a simple boy-meets-girl story is transmuted into something uniquely astonishing through a wild and intrepid imagination. To repeat: this novel is so, soooo good.' – Niall Griffiths

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Rhys Owain Williams has selected five influential poetry books for The Poetry Question.  First up...  Mean Time – Carol Ann Duffy We studied this collection during my final year of secondary school, and these were the first poems I read that made me want to read poetry for pleasure, not just to pass an exam. I was recently given a new clean copy, replacing the one I’d scribbled over when I studied it at school, and so I’ve been enjoying re-reading some old favourites with their white space restored. Read his full selection on their website Rhys Owain Williams is...

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