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poetry & diary by Nia Davies

Tag: New Welsh Review

Have yourself a melancholy Christmas…

Cities with a certain wintry hüzün, poverty-stricken children’s book characters, Roddy Lumsden’s grumpy thesp in Terrific Melancholy and how to survive Christmas by the radiator (books!) – a post from me on the New Welsh Review blog  (originally published in the Western Mail last year) is now available to read online at

Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine by Gabriel Vincent


Good Vibrations… Finding the Poet’s Voice

I recently attended Kristin Linklater’s course at Cove Park on Finding the Poet’s Voice. I’ve written a blog about  this for New Welsh Review and the Western Mail which you can read here: Good VibrationsCove Park

My first guest blog on the New Welsh Review website

“Outside a West London pub, Serogo repeated my name. I’ve been asked about it many times before but I’ve never got this reaction: “Ah Wales – freedom fighters!”…”

I have been asked to write some guest posts on the New Welsh Review editor’s blog. So for the first one I took the opportunity to bang the drum for West Papua and the people resisting the brutal colonial oppression of the Indonesian government. Please visit to find it.