Oxygen: New Poets from Wales

Oxygen: New Poets from Wales

Genres: Poetry, Welsh
Tag: Moved from Wrexham
ASIN: 1854112848

Thirty poets (fifteen from each language) under 45 from Wales demonstrate the great depth of poetic talent in contemporary Wales.

About the Book

Oxygen provides an essential overview of recently established newly-emerging talent among poets in Wales. It is a heady and eclectic mix of poems in both languages (the Welsh printed side by side with English translations) from thirty of Wales’ younger generation of poets. Urban and rural, ironic and passionate, lyrical and lively, oxygen reaffirms the central place of poetry in one of Europe’s oldest cultures.

About the Author
Grahame Davies

Grahame Davies is a Welsh poet, author and lyricist, who has won numerous prizes, including the Wales Book of the Year Award. As a much-sought-after lyricist, he collaborates extensively with composers and wrote the words for the song 'Sacred Fire', which, with Sarah Class's music performed by South African soprano Pretty Yende, was one of the musical highlights of the Coronation of King Charles III in May 2023, and was described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as 'mesmerising'. .