Cornish Language

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Books written in Cornish laguage, Anglo-Cornish and Cornish dialect. See also our more general Cornish category which includes books written in English.

  • Front cover image of Virgil’s Fountain A Seafarer’s Tale A poem in Cornish by Tim Saunders

    A poem in Cornish

    Available in April 2019

    Tim Saunders has brought us a poem of love and loss in which myth strives to give shape to unbearable memory.

     

  • A Worm's Folly Book Cover

    A Worm’s Folly is the fullest collection of poetry in the Cornish language to date by Mick Paynter, whose Bardic name,  Skogynn Pryv – Worm’s Fool – gives the book its title. Paynter writes in a variety of forms – touching and humorous, polemical and angry – and with a deep affection for Cornwall and the Cornish language. The poems are accompanied by parallel translations into English. Also included in the collection are a number of translations into Cornish from other sources – English, Yiddish and Breton poems, Blues songs – showing the versatility of the language.

  • Voices from West barbury
    Foreword by Bernard Deacon

    This anthology brings together for the first time in one collection the riches of Anglo-Cornish poetry from the Renaissance to the the twentieth century.

  • The Wheel Book Cover
    With a history of the Cornish revival by Amy Hale
    Foreword by Bobi Jones

    Tim Saunders has gathered together more than a hundred poems from a variety of sources – magazines, books and manuscripts – to give us the first ever survey of poetry in the Cornish language from 1850 until 1980.

  • The High Tide Book Cover

    This collection contains most of Tim Saunders’ poetry in Cornish to date. The poems are accompanied by the author’s own prose translations into English.