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Robert Minhinnick

Gorwelion: Shared Horizons

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Edited by Robert Minhinnick

Gorwelion: Shared Horizons is a climate change anthology of poetry and prose edited by prize-winning writer and environmental activist Robert Minhinnick, featuring Welsh, Scottish, Indian and English writers. Five writers from India and five from the UK were asked to consider the ‘global’ re: climate change, biodiversity and introduce 'future thinking’. This future might be mundane, marvellous or dreadful.

Contributors from Wales include Peter Finch, Laura Wainwright and Abeer Ameer; from Scotland include Mandy Haggith and Stewart Sanderson; and from India include Sampurna Chatterji.

Produced in collaboration with Sustainable Wales/ Cymru Gynaliadwy.


'Its cumulative power and neat juxtapositions create a weirdly affecting tapestry of voices, histories and imagined voices, the sum of which may well encourage us to pay closer attention to our back yards while keeping an eye on the bigger future.' – Roberto Pastore, Poetry Wales

‘This project aims to imagine what life in Wales could look like in the future as seen through the lens of the cultural dimension of well-being. The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires us to think long-term and broaden our horizons and “Square Mile - Milltir Sgwar” can do just that...’ – Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales


Robert Minhinnick is co-founder of both Friends of the Earth Cymru and the charity Sustainable Wales/Cymru Gynaliadwy. He lives and works in Porthcawl, having won the Wales Book of the Year on three occasions. Previous to the pandemic he taught creative prose at the American University of Paris in 2019. His next volumes are The Extinction Circus, a collection of short prose from Seren scheduled for 2022; and a monograph on Duncan Bush, in the Writers of Wales series. Formerly, he edited Poetry Wales between 1997 and 2008.