Matthew Francis’s Retelling of ‘The Mabinogi’ Revels in the Magic of Poetry

e Mabinogi, consists of four interlinked stories set in a version of Britain in which the magical is only a few steps away and kings can become cobblers.

‘The Gododdin: Lament For The Fallen’ Is a Pathos Laden Masterpeice

Before I dive into this review, I feel a bit of a grounding is needed. The Gododdin by Gillian Clarke is a collection of short elegies mourning the aftermath of a disastrous battle. It is also known by its Brittonic name Y Gododdin, but I will use the English as that is what the bookContinue reading “‘The Gododdin: Lament For The Fallen’ Is a Pathos Laden Masterpeice”

The Patriarchy in the Poetry Scene Stole My Biggest Passion

It’s been four years since I last called myself a poet. Although I believe with all my heart that I will always be a poet, my 15-year-long career in the Romanian poetry scene came to a halt when I realised I was fighting windmills. And I just didn’t want to carry on anymore.