19 Facts About Anglo-Welsh poetry


Term 'Anglo-Welsh poetry' replaced an earlier attempt to define this category of writing as 'Anglo-Cymric'.

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Beginnings of an Anglo-Welsh poetry tradition are found by some in the novels of Allen Raine, from Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, whose work, Stephen Thomas Knight proposes, "realised a real, if partial, separate identity and value for a Welsh social culture".

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Anglo-Welsh poetry starred as a Welsh schoolboy in the play's London premiere.

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An early work of the first wave of Anglo-Welsh poetry writers was The Withered Root by Rhys Davies from the Rhondda Valley.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry was active in the union movement and politics, starting with the Communist Party, but in the course of his life he was involved, to some degree, with all the major British parties.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry wrote 11 novels as well as short stories, plays, and radio and television scripts, most of which focused on unemployment in the Rhondda Valley in the 1930s.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry has been described by Stephen Thomas Knight as "about the most verbally brilliant writer of Welsh fiction in English".

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Anglo-Welsh poetry wrote about this world in novels and short stories, including Times Like These which explores the life of a working-class family during the 1926 miners' strike.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry initially wrote in Welsh "but rebellion against chapel religion", along with the "inspirational influence of English" poets, led him to write in English.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry wrote his autobiography in Welsh, but said he lacked the necessary grasp of the language to employ it in his poems.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider circles.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry's work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry's was a member of Cardiff's small Jewish community; and associated themes were a central concern of much of her writing, including Brothers, where parallels with her own ancestry are obvious: it follows four generations of a family which flees Russia for South Wales.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry has been the winner of a Society of Authors Eric Gregory Award, and has twice won the Forward Prize for best individual poem, while his collections of essays have twice won the Wales Book of the Year Award.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry's has twice won the Cardiff International Poetry Competition.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry's was born in Cardiff and raised there, in Penarth, and in Pembrokeshire.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry singles out Oliver Reynolds was born on 1957, and Gwyneth Lewis was born on 1959 and - who write in Welsh - and Stephen Knight was born on 1960 and as having fulfilled "their early promise".

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Anglo-Welsh poetry has written four volumes of Pembrokeshire folk tales, and two other novels.

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Anglo-Welsh poetry's has presented two radio programs for the BBC which featured Welsh poetry from the past to the present.

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