Return to Blackwood

Today as the Velvet Coalmine Literature Festival kicks off, I’ll be meeting the Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru, the National Poet of Wales, Ifor ap Glyn to discuss translation and the regeneration of Welsh in Blackwood (my home town). I’ve translated three of Ifor’s poems which has been such a pleasure and a challenge to my Welsh–fordd dda i tyfu iaith ydy cyfeithieu wrth gwrs.


Looking forward to hearing him later this evening in the festival, speaking with Lady Lucy French about the launch of Never Such Innocence whose aim is to engage young people the centenary of World War One.


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