Lock iconRectangle 1Rectangle 2 + Rectangle 2 CopyShapeRectangle 1

Carnival RSS

Alys Conran's Pigeon has been reviewed very favourably by Hannah Hayden for Structo magazine.Highlights from the review include Hayden's statement that 'Pigeon offers us stirring meditations on language: that it is laced with history, diegeses are built with words, and that one’s language and one’s story are bound together. Reading Pigeon, one feels the collision of past stories and the attempt to move forward, making peace with the words that created a history'. She also praises Conran's use of language, saying the narrative 'moves between English and Welsh fluidly and cohesively', with the Welsh being 'contextually discernible without lacking in subtlety', and draws...

Read more

News, US Election -

Despite calling Mexican immigrant 'rapists.' Despite the obviously ridiculous idea of building a wall along the border of Mexico. Despite paying no taxes. Despite saying the Chinese made up climate change. Despite bilking contractors – small business owners he allegedly champions – who work on his hotels. Despite saying about women that he would 'grab them by the pussy.' Despite, despite, despite. 

Trump will be the American president. 

Read more

News -

Everything about this election is knotted up in the pit of my stomach. Over the last few months, I have watched the presidential debates in quiet, British pubs on my iPad as I travel for my PhD. I’ve read campaign websites on trains, listened to podcasts on buses, texted friends from grey hotel rooms – How many Trump signs are in your neighbourhood? I’ve felt alone and afraid and deeply, deeply sad.

Read more

News -

Why I reluctantly voted for Hillary yesterday: Fear

Every four years the Democrats offer the same basic platform: “We are not THAT.” They have helped foster the widening gap between rich and poor in this country (I'll go over it again: NAFTA, the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, Workfare), have willingly engaged in more and more wars across the globe, have even deported more immigrants than previous Republican administrations (Article on Deportation - Fusion, statistics can also be found anywhere else throughout the net), and yet come crawling to progressives every four years with the same plea: “We’re not THAT.”

From where we stand, they have become exactly THAT.

As usual, I did not vote FOR something, but AGAINST something. I did not vote FOR Hillary, but AGAINST Trump. 

Read more

Events, News -

This past Saturday saw an incredibly successful signing event at Waterstones in Cardiff, for Gwenno Dafydd's new book Stand Up and Sock it to them Sister, which has been described as 'a comprehensive look at the past and present of funny women [...] A must read for anyone interested in women's comedy today'. Gwenno has asked her readers to send in pictures of the book travelling the world, and here are some highlights!            Chicago, U.S.A.              Indiana, U.S.A.            Malaga, Spain         Cardigan, Wales  ...

Read more

Tags