Saturday, 21 February 2009
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.