In this innovative new book of poetry, Mike Jenkins continues his life-long obsession with the history and fate of Wales, embodied, in this instance, by both the glories of the landscape and the depredations suffered by the old industrial valleys in their years of decline. These poems are full of colorful characters, dialogue, and incidents. The sensitive awareness of the natural world, or what is available of the natural world in an urban context, is frequently poignant.
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About the Author
Mike Jenkins is a full-time writer and teacher of creative writing who has more than 30 years of experience teaching in secondary education. He is the former editor of Poetry Wales, the coeditor and founder of Red Poets magazine, and the author of Red Landscapes: New and Selected Poems; This House, My Ghetto; and Wanting to Belong. He is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, a John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, and a Welsh Arts Council Young Writers’ Prize. A number of his stories have been adapted for radio, and he writes regularly for the Cardiff City FC fanzine.