Saturday, 21 February 2009

SWANSEA REVIEW



Pic: mé féin in Swansea last year

The Swansea Review, issue 2, is now online and I have two poems in it here. I was treated like royalty last year on a reading trip to Wales - one of my highlights of 2008. Great people, the Welsh.

There are two interviews about short fiction, one with the lovely and talented Clare Wigfall, whose next book is about a chihauhau (my first pet, Tiny, was a chihauhau!). It's a kiddies' book so I'll buy it for mine when it appears. The other short fiction interview is with Nam Le, author of The Boat.

There's new fiction, another poet, and an article on translation from Welsh language poet Menna Elfyn; and an essay by Stevie Davies on her novel The Eyrie which I reviewed (glowingly) for The New Welsh Review in 2007.

All in all a well put together journal (and not just because I'm in it!) by editor Fflur Dafydd, who is also a novelist and one of the hot new young Welsh writers.

8 comments:

Liz said...

Great humour and freshness in these poems, Nuala,enjoyed the read a lot...looking forward to browsing the rest of the journal too.
cheers

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Thanks a millo, Liz!

BarbaraS said...

Great poems, nice journal: your next collection will be interesting ;)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Ah, just more of the same, B: sex, paintings, Paris and (mad) women. All I need now is a publisher...

Sarah Hilary said...

Congratulations, Nuala! (Swansea Review never responded to my subs, or my polite chasing emails, so I was glad to find that they weren't a complete blackhole!)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi Sarah, it was a bit of a blackhole. I sent my sub in Feb 2008 and chased it up months after that. I then heard nothing until a google alert informed me my poems were up. (I actually thought it was a print mag...) One of the poems was since published elsewhere but I don't care because they were so silent/absent, I was never sure if I was in or out, or if the mag was going to be published at all. So, I get where you are coming from!

PJ Nolan said...

Damn, they're neat poems! Nice one (two)!

In Adam & Eve - is 'pearing pencils' an intentional meta-spelling? or just a typo?

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

PJ - it's a typo, whoops! But you can believe it's a meta-spelling if you like!