Houses of Leaves

by Dafydd ap Gwilym images by John Elwyn a selection of poems by Dafydd ap Gwilym We have a life-long love for the mystical, pastoral school of painting that flowered so richly in Samuel Palmer's Valley of Vision and which erupted again in the neo-romantic paintings...

‘from an Almanack, 1726’

by Cardanus Rider images by Peter Reddick pen and ink drawings by Peter Reddick A copy of this 'Almanack' (entitled British Merlin and billed as having been 'made and compiled for his Country's Benefit, by Cardanus Rider') has remained in Nicolas' family since the...

Two Nonsense Stories

by Edward Lear images by Gillian Martin The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World and The History of the Seven Families of the Lake Pipple-Popple by Edward Lear In addition to the well-loved limericks, alphabets and songs, Edward Lear wrote only...

The Mare’s Tale

by Catriona Urquhart images by Clive Hicks-Jenkins In 2001, Newport Museum and Art Gallery housed a major exhibition of the paintings and drawings of Clive Hicks-Jenkins. Though partly retrospective, the main part of the exhibition was a sequence of work entitled The...

The Laugharne Poems

by Dylan Thomas images by John Petts  Preface by Lynn Hughes There are many places which claim Dylan Thomas as 'theirs' -- whether it is the village in which he grew up, the London cafés and pubs that he frequented, New York where he was idolised — but Laugharne,...