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Thymine By Tom Cheesman et al.
Paperback: $16.38
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17 of William Shakespeare's Sonnets, with 'radical translations' into German by Ulrike Draesner: her 'Twin Spin' sequence (2000), inspired by the news of Dolly the sheep, re-invented his sonnets as... More > poems about cloning. Plus Tom Cheesman's English 'reversions' of Draesner's poems, and Olive Ond's versions of Shakespeare's poems in global English, aided by GoogleTranslate. So: 68 poems in all, on 34 pages, plus short introduction and images. "... the first book ever I have framed and hung up on the wall" (Manfred Pfister, editor of the Global Sonnets) - "Ulrike Draesner’s tricksily demotic ‘Twin Spin’, a version of Shakespeare’s sonnets for the age of gene manipulation, brilliantly brought to life in Tom Cheesman’s versions" (Karen Leeder). ISBN 978-0-9569473-8-3. Boiled String Poetry Chapbooks series # 7. More Hafan Books at: www.lulu.com/hafan. Contact: t.cheesman@swansea.ac.uk. All proceeds to SBASSG: www.swanseabassgroup.org< Less
Chroma By Graham Hartill
Paperback: $9.43
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Special 60th birthday collection, with Afterwod by Lyndon Davies: "Hartill’s poetry is full of gods, saints, sages, inexplicable wonders ... the ssiang of the shaman’s zithern, or... More > the slap of the water-dragon’s tail ... Certain of Hartill’s lines here could be cut on headstones in some overgrown country graveyard." ISBN: 978-0-9569473-6-9. More Hafan Books at: www.lulu.com/hafan< Less
Life Stories (free download) By Keri Finlayson & and others
eBook (PDF): $0.00
"Life Stories" is a resource for Key Stage 2 Oracy in the Welsh National Curriculum. 6 personal stories from Swansea, told by Mona, Allya, Boubacar, Mohammed, Hannah and Wahida, with... More > classroom tips, activities and storytelling prop ideas. Audio and video are at www.swanseastorytelling.com. The pages (40 pages) can be downloaded for free at www.swanseabassgroup.org or www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk, as well as at www.lulu.com/hafan (where you can also buy bound copies with glossy covers, and check out other Hafan Books titles). "Life Stories" is a project by Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group and Swansea Digital Storytelling funded by Communities First Trust Fund.< Less
Life Stories By Keri Finlayson & and others
Paperback: $14.72
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"Life Stories" is a resource for Key Stage 2 Oracy in the Welsh National Curriculum. 6 personal stories from Swansea, told by Mona, Allya, Boubacar, Mohammed, Hannah and Wahida, with... More > classroom tips, activities and storytelling prop ideas. Audio and video are at www.swanseastorytelling.com. The pages (40 pages) can be downloaded for free at www.swanseabassgroup.org or www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk, as well as at www.lulu.com/hafan (where you can also buy bound copies with glossy covers, and check out other Hafan Books titles). "Life Stories" is a project by Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group and Swansea Digital Storytelling funded by Communities First Trust Fund.< Less
Bitch Dust By Steven Hitchins
Paperback: $8.81
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Iain Sinclair says: 'A strong excavation, tight, intense and close worked. A powerful twist against territory and time.' With images by James Green. Afterword by Allen Fisher. 'Bitch Dust' is Boiled... More > String no.5. ISBN 978-0-9569473-4-5. More Hafan Books at www.lulu.com/lulu< Less
trees By Childe Roland
Paperback: $16.60
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Do you "think that [you] shall never see a poem lovely as a tree" (like Joyce Kilmer) ? Think again. Concretely arboreal, joyfully branching poems. ISBN 978-0-9569473-3-8. Boiled String... More > Series 4. More Hafan Books at: www.lulu.com/hafan< Less
Local Therapy By Soleïman Adel Guémar
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Soleïman Adel Guémar is about the same age as the independent republic of Algeria. He worked as a freelance investigative journalist from 1991 until 2002, when he claimed political asylum... More > in the UK following threats to his life. The last article he published as a resident of Algeria was titled ‘Dangerous Investigations’ (Liberté, 26.11.2002). The stories in 'Local Therapy' (translated by Tom Cheesman, ISBN 978-0-9545147-6-1, with cover photo by Christian Als) mostly first appeared in the Algerian press between 1992 and 2002. Adel's stories, like his poetry, have “a fighter’s edge, a tough beauty” (Lisa Appignanesi). They address the agonies of contemporary Algeria and the survival, despite everything, of dreams of a different world. His political poems are published in "State of Emergency" (Arc Publications, 2007), in French with English translations by TC and John Goodby. Further Hafan Books at: www.lulu.com/hafan< Less
Across the Sound By Sylvie Hoffmann
Paperback: $10.11
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Sylvie Hoffmann's collected work in Welsh-English, English and French, from teenager to senior citizen: It is Dangerous to Swim out into the Sound (say the coastguards at Rhossili) but this book is... More > dedicated to those who wish to cross anyway. ISBN 978-0-9569473-2-1. More Hafan Books at: www.lulu.com/hafan< Less
mynydd By Rhys Trimble
Paperback: $10.36
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"Hot, this 21st century lyricist, to push the wave, returning it with interest from whence it came, from cities, from plains, to caves & shacks & drenched uplands & crazy loves"... More > - "If you want to know where the cutting edge of poetry is, then read, and enjoy" -- from the Afterword by Chris Torrance. Boiled String Series #3. ISBN 978-0-9569473-1-4. More Hafan Books at www.lulu.com/hafan< Less
There's Only the Dance By David Barnett
Paperback: $16.43
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Boiled String Poetry Chapbook Series #2. Series editor: John Goodby. ISBN 978-0-9569473-0-7. Hafan Books: www.lulu.com/hafan.