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The Lie of the Land

Authors: Jan Fortune

Published by Cinnamon Press

ISBN: 9780954943363

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This wide ranging anthology of both new voices and the best known names in Welsh writing in English launched at the Guardian Hay on Wye Festival in May 2006 and sold in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

With a foreword by Peter Finch and sixty diverse and talented contributors this is a fantastic showcase of the riches of poetry form Wales.

"Self assured, unapologetic, innovative, new, encompassing. But with a sense of history and culture still there, the resolute core. … This terrific and enormously various collection of new verse is published not simply as a literary endeavour but to benefit those in need. What is poetry for, what does it do? Auden suggested that this might be nothing. Jan Fortune-Wood disagrees. All profits from The Lie of the Land will go directly to The Meningitis Trust in Wales."
Peter Finch

"The Lie of the Land is a poetry anthology conceived with two goals in mind – firstly to raise money and profile for The Meningitis Trust in Wales and secondly to showcase the diversity and richness of poetry writing in English from Wales. … The generosity of Welsh poets in donating their work to this eclectic and unique anthology demonstrates that poetry is not some obscure indulgence, but a vital and engaged medium. Now we need the generosity of readers to achieve the first goal."
Jan Fortune-Wood
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