Tuesday, October 30, 2012

News at Eleven: "When I was made National Poet of Wales

they told me that I didn't have to write anything, but I regard my work as mending bridges between North Wales and South Wales, Welsh and English language, England and Wales, Wales and the world. I feel that I need to cross boundaries."

Commissioned works which show up in Gillian [Clarke]'s newest collection, Ice, include Six Bells, written 50 years after the mining accident at Six Bells Colliery, White Cattle of Dinefwr for the festival of Dinefwr and Running Away To The Sea for the Jubilee Lines poetry collection for the Queen's 60th anniversary.

from WalesOnline: Gillian Clarke on keeping poetry in Wales alive


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