Troeon Turnings & Fold in the River
  • Troeon Turnings & Fold in the River

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    A Fold in the River & Troeon:Turnings Two Book Bundle

    Book + art card

     

    This new bundle is a wonderful mix of art and writing. Sales of these bundles support the Workers Gallery, independent writers and artists working with indie welsh publishers - Seren and resident artist Gayle Rogers working here in the welsh valleys.  

     

    They can be sent as a treat for a loved one with a personalised message & we will hand write your message and eco- gift wrap the bundle on your behalf. Or treat yourself!  

     

    A Fold in The River: Philip Gross & Valerie Coffin Price

    'A Fold in the River is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along the river and evolved the beautiful prints and drawings that accompany the poems'  From welsh publishers Seren

     

    Troeon:Turnings 

    Cyril Jones, Philip Gross & Valerie Coffin Williams

    To turn, to dig, to plough, to upset, to translate… Bend, lap, journey, time... The Welsh word troeon unfolds meaning after meaning. In TROEON : TURNINGS, two poets confident in their own traditions meet in the hinterland between translation and collaboration - Cyril Jones from the disciplines of Welsh cynghanedd, Philip Gross from the restless variety of English verse. Rather than lamenting the impossibility of reproducing any language’s unique knots of form and content in translation, they trust each other to explore the energies released.

               In the cloud chamber, atoms tear, spin, split,
               translate the past and future
               into spirals, spun silk, sheer
               release, the heart of the matter.

    In the same spirit, Valerie Coffin Price plays an equal part with striking letterpress designs that surprise the language of both writers into new awareness of its possibilities.

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    Troi, aredig, cerdded, treigldŵr... Yn y gyfrol TROEON : TURNINGS mae dau fardd sydd â’u gwreiddiau mewn gwahanol draddodiadau yn cyfarfod yn y cytir rhwng cyfieithu a chydweithio. Daw Cyril Jones o gefndir disgyblaeth y gynghanedd a Philip Gross o gefndir mwy amrywiol ac aflonydd barddoniaeth Saesneg. Yn hytrach na gresynu nad yw’n bosib atgynhyrchu clymau ffurf a chynnwys ieithoedd trwy gyfieithu, maen nhw yn ymddiried yn ei gilydd i ryddhau egni o’r newydd ar sail y gred fod haearn yn hogi haearn.

               Ar waetha’r storm a’r hwthwm o glefyd,                                                                                                         
               geilw haf ei fwrlwm
               adar i dewi’r larwm                                                                                                                                   
               a churo’n galon trwy’i gwm.  (Mehefin 2020)

    Yn yr un ysbryd mae Valerie Coffin Price yn chwarae'i rhan hithau trwy gyfrwng dyluniadau trawiadol ei hargraffwaith, gan roi tro annisgwyl i iaith y ddau fardd a chreu ymwybyddiaeth newydd o'l phosibliadau

    From welsh publishers Seren

     

    Art Card

    Rotation by Gayle Rogers - from a plein air drawing created in the Rhondda Valley. Designed and printed in Wales.