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HomeAs if we would never arrive,we check our watches and connections.So many elsewheres as wewalk into abandoned roomsthat somehow have forgotten us.A window propped, half-openon a garden, stares. A birdas if to say, you’re here,glances its wings against the blueso far away, then becomes invisible.How they call to us, the lost places.Now I carry my life, as a snail might,slipping across grass and stone:the shrugged contours of her shell’s light spiral,the glistening of her bridal train.Like a half-remembered song,marking us, making us,words call us back, they call us on.To know the world in another languageis to never know the world...

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Book Launch, Events, Fiction, Jodie Bond, Parthian Books, The Vagabond King, writing -

Last Thursday evening Jodie Bond took The Vagabond King to Dyfi Distillery in Corris. There were books, cupcakes, a crown, gin, and a helpful dog...

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Cardiff, Events, Fiction, News, Translation, Wales, writing -

Curated by Richard Gwyn, Fiction Fiesta is an intimate but international festival, specialising in fiction and poetry in translation. The plan is to team novelists and poets from Latin America with talent from Wales and the rest of Britain. Join us on 22 November for this year's instalment.

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Creativity, Essays, News, Ohio, Place, Poetry, Wales, Writers' Rooms, Writing -

For the latest in Wales Arts Review's Writers’ Rooms series, poet, essayist and academic Zoë Brigley invites us into her workspace in her home in Ohio. 'It is so important for mothers to have a “room of one’s own.” But it’s unrealistic to think that this space will ever be entirely free of children, nor would I want it to be. I often find people asking me about the “pram in the hall” problem for writers who are mothers, but I don’t feel worse for having my children be part of my writing life. In fact, they have made me sharper,...

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Fiction, Parthian Books, Translation, Wales, writing -

Cynan's novella has been so widely successful that it has given this small section of Wales (Ceredigion) an international awareness. It shows the importance of translation and how it broadens the readership.

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