Skirrid Hill

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Seren, 2005 - Poetry - 52 pages
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Ideas of separation and divorce—the geographical divides of borders, the separation of the dead and the living, the movement from childhood to adulthood, and the end of relationships—drive this poetry collection from one of Great Britain's rising young talents. The collection revolves around the poems "Y Gaer" and "The Hillfort," the titles themselves suggesting the linguistic divide in Wales, from poems concerned with childhood, a Welsh landscape, and family to an outward-looking vision that is both geographic and historic.

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'Skirrid Hill' is a exploration of familiar introspection that takes the reader by the hand and helps them navigate their own personal history. It is only fitting then that we begin at the 'Last Ac't ... Read full review

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I spend a lot of time researching books, reading about books, planning what I am going to read next and getting excited about reading something that I have been thinking about for a long time. It is ... Read full review


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Owen Sheers is the author of The Blue Book, which was short-listed for the Welsh Book of the Year and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and The Dust Diaries, which won the Welsh Book of the Year and was short-listed for the Ondaatje Prize. He is one of the 2004 Next Generation poets named by the Poetry Book Society.

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