While Banjo opens with a clutch of fine lyrics, elegies and set pieces, at the heart of Samantha Wynne Rhydderch s new book is a remarkable tale of darkness and light, music and silence Celebrating the centenary of Captain Scott s arrival at the South Pole in 1912, Banjo gives us new psychological insight into the lives of the early Antarctic pioneers, as well as an extraordinary account of the role played by music in surviving the long Antarctic winters Banjo is Wynne Rhydderch s most accomplished collection to date, and further evidence of a writer of great imaginative versatility Everything is close to the nerve, everything under cool emotional pressure The cuts blossom into freshness and colour And delight, the delight borne out of precision of sound and an exquisite command of register George Szirtes Lines full of beauty, sometimes gorgeous, sometimes stark implicating us in the essential human situations, life, death and survival, she explores Philip Gross Free Download [ Banjo ] by [ Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Samantha s poems have appeared in Poetry Wales, Poetry London and the Forward Anthology 2002 and 2009 She has received awards for her work from the Society of Authors 2007 and Literature Wales 1997 and 2002 as well as a Hawthornden Fellowship 2005 Samantha is currently Leverhulme Poet in Residence at the National Museum of Wales and Affiliate of Birkbeck College Research in Representations of Kinship and Community Samantha Wynne Rhydderch s second collection, Not in These Shoes was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2009 Her third book, Banjo was published by Picador in June 2012.
- 64 pages
- Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
- 16 December 2017 Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch