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Man and his Music
Abridged History of
Trades and Labour
Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics
meeting place of eight poets
of the best from the Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition*
of the Earlyworks Press Poetry Collection Competition, 2014*
The Love Song of Daphnis &
and 5 Dafydd ap Gwilym poems
on the Island of Lesbos
Poet Nigel Humphreys has done something unique and surprising with the ancient text of Daphnis & Chloe, taking a rambling 2nd century prose narrative and transforming it into an epic poem in the oral tradition of Ancient Greece.
The setting is Lesbos, where the pastoral idyll of the two young lovers becomes a rollicking good read, with marauding pirates, kidnappings, monsters, deceits and intrigues, all played out against a background of dangerous lust, and war between city states. The gods are forever meddling of course, but usually to good effect as naïve Daphnis struggles to have his way with his innocent childhood sweetheart, Chloe.
Daphnis & Chloe is complemented in this edition by five new Dafydd ap Gwylim translations, which Humphreys has returned to the original cywydd form in order to recapture the colour and humour of the 14th century Welsh troubadour poet.
Let love take care of
Nigel Humphreys lives with Chris his wife and pet Labrador Lucy
near Aberystwyth. He has had three collections of poetry published by Arbor Vitae Press (London) – ‘The Hawk’s Mewl’ in in 2007,
‘The Flavour of Parallel’ 2010 and ‘Of Moment’ in 2013. For the last
twelve years he has been irretrievably involved with the
poetry scene at The University Arts Centre and is a member of the Welsh
Academy and Literature Wales.
Catherine Edmunds. Cover
art © 2015 Catherine Edmunds
The launch took place
on September 2015 in Aberystwyth.
(literally) beautiful review by R J Dent
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