New Welsh Reader

Archived since Summer 2011

22 issues

For over twenty five years, New Welsh Review Ltd has been central to the Welsh literary scene in offering a vital outlet for the very best new fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, a forum for critical debate and a rigorous and engaged reviewing culture.

We have published some of the greatest writers and thinkers from Wales and beyond; Dannie Abse, Paul Muldoon, P.D. James, Emyr Humphreys, Leslie Norris, Gwyneth Lewis, Les Murray, Rachel Trezise, Niall Griffiths, Owen Sheers, Tiffany Murray, Edna Longley, Byron Rogers and Gillian Clarke. In summer 2015 we rebranded the creative magazine as New Welsh Reader, to combine the appeal of the new while maintaining our traditions and track record.


Latest issue

EDITORIAL, Gwen Davies
RICH TEXT AUTHOR PROCESS COLUMN, The Accidental Thread: Eluned Gramich
ESSAYS
Looking for Dorothy Edwards, Steven Lovatt visits Rhiwbina in an attempt to explain themes of detachment and unreality in the author’s work
The Ape on the Rock, Kirsty Sedgman reports how universality & national or local relevance are the contrasting values sought by National Theatre Wales audiences in different parts of the country
The Price of Butter, Liz Jones on losing her home town of Merthyr, post Brexit
STORIES
The Palestinian, Robert Minhinnick
Theory and Design in the Age of Innocence, Preview story by Alex Barr
Pencil Case, Mary-Ann Constantine
POETRY
Llanmassiv, Jane Houston
‘Heartland’, Jane Houston
Laurels, Jane Houston
Many Tremors, Nia Davies
Clay Poetry: 6, Christopher Cornwell
The Fire Place, Paul Henry
Canalchemy: 1, Steven Hitchins
Desperate Dan’s Retirement Plan, George Sandifer-Smith
Tidal Flats: 26, Christien Gholson

Subjects: Culture, Literature, Poetry

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For over twenty five years, New Welsh Review Ltd has been central to the Welsh literary scene in offering a vital outlet for the very best new fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry, a forum for critical debate and a rigorous and engaged reviewing culture.

We have published some of the greatest writers and thinkers from Wales and beyond; Dannie Abse, Paul Muldoon, P.D. James, Emyr Humphreys, Leslie Norris, Gwyneth Lewis, Les Murray, Rachel Trezise, Niall Griffiths, Owen Sheers, Tiffany Murray, Edna Longley, Byron Rogers and Gillian Clarke. In summer 2015 we rebranded the creative magazine as New Welsh Reader, to combine the appeal of the new while maintaining our traditions and track record.


  • First Issue: First Issue: Summer 2011
  • Latest Issue: Winter 2016
  • Issue Count: 22
  • Published: Quarterly
  • ISSN: 2059-6693

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