A long-awaited collection of poetry written in Cornish in the last twenty years. A coming of age for the Cornish language and its literature. Eighty poems by twenty-eight authors, brought together by the celebrated Cornish poet Tim Saunders. The poems are accompanied by parallel translations into English.
Recent Poetry in Cornish
Edited by Tim Saunders
A long-awaited collection of poetry written in Cornish in the last twenty years. A coming of age for the Cornish language and its literature.
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