Welsh poet Nigel Jenkins returns to Swansea for another look at his hometown. With humour, insight and an eye for the odd and the unusual, Jenkins explores the areas of the city that fall beyond the gaze of the original Real Swansea (Seren, 2008).
Jenkins’s subjects include sport, the Welsh language, drama, sex, drugs, refugees and asylum seekers, key buildings like the Guildhall, the Glynn Vivian and the National Waterfront Museum, and the districts of Morriston, the Hafod and Sandfields. From Dylan Thomas’ Kardomah café, the Grand Theatre and the Welsh School of Architectural, to Mumbles Pier, Llangyfelach and Salubrious Passage, all Swansea life is here, celebrated in stylish prose and pin-sharp poetry.
Nigel Jenkins is a poet, prose writer and editor of the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales (2008). Gower, his book of essays about the Gower peninsula, with photographer David Pearl, was published in 2009. He won the Wales Book of the Year Award for Khasia in Gwalia, about Welsh missionaries in the Khasi Hills of north-east India (1996). He is currently Co-Director of the Creative Writing program at Swansea University.