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Cardiff, Christina Thatcher, interview, Natalie Ann Holborow, Poems, Poetry, Poetry Roundtable, poets, Wales Arts Review, writing -

'Wales Arts Review loves a good conversation about art and literature, so when the opportunity came up to speak with three of the most exciting young writers in Wales today, we thought than rather than speak to us, it might be a better idea to have them speak to each other. Rhian Elizabeth, Christina Thatcher and Natalie Ann Holborow interview each other about their lives and work.' Read the Poetry Roundtable on Wales Arts Review Buy More than you were by Christina Thatcher from our online shop Buy And Suddenly You Find Yourself by Natalie Ann Holborow from our online...

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Poems, Poetry, poets, RebelSun, Wales, writing, Young People's Laureate -

'The poems in Rebel Sun knit together all of the various elements of experimentation, politics and community I’ve been immersed in over recent years, with a strong focus on (re)connecting with the natural world. I am as much a part of the north Wales landscape as any oak or wave or starling and Rebel Sun is acknowledgement of that.'

'Explaining the exact nature of a poem feels too didactic, but this collection is absolutely about taking a stand politically. I see the after-effects of colonialism as a patriarchal dish still being force-fed to the land and her people in Wales. But after a long winter, maybe spring is coming.'

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Eleni Cay, Events, July 2017, Poems, Poetry, poets -

Eleni Cay will be launching her newly-translated poetry collection A Butterfly's Tremblings in the Digital Age at Books Upstairs, Dublin's best Independent bookshop. Eleni will be giving readings alongside John Minahane, who translated her poetry from the original Slovak. The launch will take place on July 4th, 6pm with free entry.       Watch Eleni perform 'Open Grove': A Butterfly's Tremblings in the Digital Age is the first full poetry collection from Eleni Cay, a poet born in Martin, northern Slovakia, and currently resident in the UK. The book speaks to the poet's own (young) generation about how technology affords new ways...

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Literature Wales, Poems, Poetry, RebelSun, Young People's Laureate -

'Rebel Sun is here! Can’t believe it’s finally happened. This beautiful hardback book was designed by my partner Andy Garside and I can’t thank my publisher, Parthian Books, enough for all of their support.' – Sophie McKeand writes on her blog today. Her hardback poetry collection is here and it looks lovely!

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