This book will be released in September 2020
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'Thoughtful and hypnotic. As rich, lush and meandering as the river it celebrates so well. A book to immerse yourself in, filled with hidden depths and unexpected currents.' Neil Ansell
Riverwise, a volume of slow river prose centred around Afon Teifi, is a book of wanderings and wonderings, witnessings and enchantments, rememberings and endings. Weaving memoir, poetry and keen observation into its meandering course, it shifts across time and space to reflect the beauty of hidden, fluvial places, and to meditate on the strangeness of being human.
Aberystwyth in 1989, but mostly raised on the edge of Dartmoor, he has been
moving between Wales and England for nearly 30 years. It was from his home in Buckfastleigh that as a teenager Jack began wandering, and writing about,
the moors and its rivers. He has been captivated by wild spaces ever since. In
2011 Jack won the Write It, Make It Happen award, which financed an
expedition to Central America to write a collection of poetry about the remote
cloud forests of Nicaragua. After graduating from Cardiff University in 2012
with a BA (Honours) in Philosophy, he made a permanent return to his
country, and county, of birth, settling in Llandysul with his partner Seren. It
was here, jobless and with time on his hands, that he began to heed the calls of
Afon Teifi – to explore her length and breadth; her creatures and her
catchment. Jack now resides in Cardigan, with his wife and young son, a
stone’s throw from the river he loves.