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At the Source : A Writer's Year, Paperback / softback Book

At the Source : A Writer's Year Paperback / softback


"At the Source" reflects upon a writer's deep inheritance of language, myth and nature.

Her creative journeys begin from those sources. The book opens with a house, Blaen Cwrt. A river rises, a tributary which will flow on to the Atlantic, and a family has its roots there.

There the Welsh poet Gillian Clarke writes in what was the byre, looking across a landscape worked and imagined by generations of farmers and poets.

Six chapters explore the relationship of places and languages, culture and family, geology and myth, in a poet's imagination.

At the heart of the book is a journal of the writer's year.

Lyrical, wise, meticulously observant, often humorous, Clarke records the experience of living and working on the land, observing the world from a particular place, the continuity and remaking of the source.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 165 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Architecture
  • ISBN: 9781857549867

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