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Bute Park, Poetry, Rebel Sun, Sophie Mckeand, stories, Trees, writing -

Trees have rooted into our consciousness for as long as we have told stories. Their language holds the ground that is our past while stretching our minds up to the sky and future potential. Trees are our lungs; the words in our mouths; they are our confidants and friends. If the trees speak in myriad ways – is it us who have forgotten how to listen? After everything they’ve seen what would the trees tell us?  In association with Bute Park and the Tree Charter, award-winning poet and Young People’s Laureate Wales, Sophie McKeand (Rebel Sun), will be on site...

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Better Houses, Blog, Poetry, Susie Wild -

'Better Houses is about the places we inhabit in life, about relationships and the extraordinary in the everyday. It has all the key subjects: birth, death, sex, love and loss. At the book’s core, it is as much about moving house as it is about trying to centre yourself somewhere, to find a place to call home, to be still. I have moved at least every six months to two years in my adult life, sometimes through choice and often not. This draws on those experiences of packing and unpacking boxes, but it also employs fiction, humour and imagination. Other poems escape fires and great white sharks, test beds and language barriers and hunt fossils and comets, spells and adventures...'

Read the blog in full on the New Welsh Review website.

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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.'

Read the poem and the blog in full on the Poetry Wales website

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