Dear Adam

Dear Adam Congratulations/llongyfarchiadau on your election as the new leader of Plaid Cymru. Right, that’s enough back-slapping – as you well know there’s much work to do and not a …

Pubocalypse 7

Because the Pubocalypse strand has grown into a large archive, I’ve now made it into a category in its own right – saving me the hassle of providing links to …

Ethan Ampadu’s dreadlocks

Ethan Ampadu is a tremendous prospect for Wales. He’s still only 17 (his 18th birthday is this week) yet he has the confidence and bearing of someone much older, dictating …

Frank Vickery (1951-2018)

Frank Vickery, who died in June, was that rarity in contemporary Welsh life: an authentic national figure who never compromised his Welsh concerns and interests to garner English/British approval. As …

Meic Stephens (1938-2018)

I only have to glance at my bookshelves to grasp the scale of the loss following the death of Meic Stephens in July. As anthologist, compiler, literary editor, translator and …