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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I just love these poems. Just a perfect mixture of the lyrical with the grit and reality. The hard backbone of Welsh rock is there beneath the surface of life and love and endings. 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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