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Art, Brenda Chamberlain, Greece, Library of Wales, Poetry, Ydra -

The writer and artist Brenda Chamberlain lived on the Greek islands during the 1960s. This week, the writer and traveller Brenda Squires visited Ydra and helped with Parthian’s international distribution by calling into the bookshop and newsagents on Odoz N. Votsi street just up from the harbour with a few copies of Brenda Chamberlain’s memoir of island life A Rope of Vines: A Journal from a Greek Island, first published in 1965, now republished in the Library of Wales series. Brenda Squires, also an artist, has been working on a series of paintings of contemporary island life in her journal of...

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Kate North, Mari Ellis Dunning, poetry, Poetry Wales, Review, Rhian Elizabeth, Rhys Owain Williams, Salacia, That Lone Ship, the last polar bear on earth, The Way Out, Wales Book of the Year -

Our four poetry titles, released as a series in October 2018, have all been favourably reviewed by Gareth Leaman in the latest issue of Poetry Wales.  'The most emotively immediate of the four, Mari Ellis Dunning's Salacia brings to life a world in which Welsh women do not write their own stories, but rather have stories written upon them. We encounter rarely heard voices from the history and mythos of Wales and beyond, with an intense focus on the struggle of ensuring these voices ever reach an audience, achieved through an acute sense of the literal physical pressures of misogynistic...

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Cheval, New Releases, News, Poetry, Prize Winner, Terry Hetherington -

This year's winner of the Terry Hetherington Young Writer's Award is Eleanor Howe, with her stunning poem, 'The Fox'. 

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Better Houses, Book Launch, Kate Noakes, London, Loud Music Makes You Drive Faster, Mark Blayney, Poetry, reading, Susie Wild, The Filthy Quiet, The Poetry Cafe -

Kate Noakes' seventh poetry collection The Filthy Quiet launched at The Poetry Cafe in London on World Poetry Day this week, with an appreciative audience of poets and poetry lovers and flowing Côtes du Rhône. Mark Blayney (Loud Music Makes you Drive Faster) and Susie Wild (Better Houses) brought both filth and quiet in their support sets before the queen of the night, Kate Noakes, read from her deeply personal autobiographical new collection to much applause and subsequent book sales and signings. The Filthy Quiet explores the pain of losing a long-built life and the joys of exploring a new one. This...

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poetry, polar bears, Rhian Elizabeth, workshop -

Rhian Elizabeth will be the guest writer at Story Care & Share in Llanelli on the 13th of Feb 2019:  

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