In Her Own Words
Published by Seren
In Her Own Words is a collection of interviews with women poets from Wales. The subjects range in age (from their thirties to their nineties), in geographic location, and in themes and subject matter. The interviews variously explore topics ranging from personal biography, the complex joys and strains of balancing life with art, issues of cultural politics, gender, family life, to the women’s often contrasting experiences of various kinds of change, including political devolution. The challenges and tensions associated with living and working – or for Wales-identifying writers like Deryn Rees-Jones and Wendy Mulford, not living and working – in Wales’ dual-language culture is a lodestone for the book.