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interview, Poetry, poets, Rhys Owain Williams, That Lone Ship, The Cardiff Review -

JAMIE GILLINGHAM What do you find are the most enjoyable and most challenging aspects of writing/being a writer? RHYS OWAIN WILLIAMS I think most writers struggle to switch off, and perhaps we never completely do. Everything we encounter in life has the potential to provide that flash of inspiration. Feeling attuned to the world around you in that way is such a positive experience, giving you those moments of absolute creative thought, but it can also be a huge strain on your mental health. The screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan said that “being a writer is like having homework every night for...

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Author's Notes, Hey Bert, Interview, Interviews, News, Poems, Poetry, poets, Roberto Pastore, Wales -

Jenny White calls Roberto Pastore 'A sparkling new poetic voice' in the Western Mail today.  We may be biased, but we'd have to agree ;) 'Juggling the mystical and the mundane, Roberto Pastore's first full-length collection of poetry is a thrilling book that begs to be savoured. Bright, vivid memories of people loved and lost, the slipperiness of time and memory, the hope that can be found even in the depths of suffering – it's all there in these beautiful, enigmatic, often incantatory poems.' Pick up a copy of the Western Mail today to read the interview in full. Buy...

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Christina Thatcher, Poems, Poetry -

From 'Protect the Child': 

Before I was old enough for funerals,
                our rabbits died. The first drowned 
                deep in a bucket, learning to swim. 
                The second got so slow her brain 
                was eaten by rats, her opened skull 
                still steaming when I found her. 

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Natalie Ann Holborow, Podcast, Poetry, poets, Small, Swansea -

Listen to the latest Sullen Art Podcast in which Iqbal Malik and Simon Jones of Frequency House chat with poet Natalie Ann Holborow about her latest collaborative project with Mari Ellis Dunning, her writing process and her forthcoming second collection Small, out with Parthian in October 2020. Recorded at Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea.  

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2019, Haydar Ergülen, News, Poetry, Selected Poems, Translation, Turkey -

We are so pleased to be launching Haydar Ergülen's Selected Poems, Pomegranate Garden with UK launch events planned in London, Cardiff and Oxford  this month (22 - 25 November). Haydar is one of the most prominent poets writing in Turkey today. Author of more than a dozen books of poetry and another dozen of essays, his work is only beginning to appear in English and this selected works will change his reach significantly. His most recent book is Öyle Küçük Şeyler (Kırmızı Kedi, 2016). He lives in Istanbul. The poetry of Haydar Ergülen unquestionably draws upon and expresses many of the basic...

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