The New Poetry in Wales

Ian Gregson

The New Poetry in Wales
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Ian Gregson

Distributed for University of Wales Press

160 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708319956 Published September 2007 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
By evolving new techniques to explore today’s most pressing issues—environmental destruction and the damage inflicted on the third world by global capitalism—contemporary Welsh poets are making some of the most exciting poetry in Britain. In addition to investigating these new methods of poetic inquiry, Ian Gregson in The New Poetry of Wales explores the issue of language, a particularly urgent concern for these poets who must choose between writing in English or Welsh. With penetrating analyses of a range of new poets, including Robert Minhinnick and Gwyneth Lewis, the former Welsh poet laureate, Gregson’s book is an invaluable introduction to a robust field.
Contents
Introduction
 
1.  Opposites of National Identification:  Duncan Bush and Sheenagh Pugh
 
2.  The Baghdad Moon, the Pepsi Globe: Robert Minhinnick
 
3.  Creative Discomforts of Bilingualism:  Gwyneth Lewis
 
4.  Oliver Reynolds and the National Subject
 
5.  Stephen Knight's Cartoon Metamorphoses
 
6.  Modes of Non-Realism:  Paul Henry and Pascale Petit
 
7.  Some Younger Poets
 
Notes
Index
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