The Mouth of Truth


Translated by Nicholas Williams

This is a compelling collection, furious and lyrical, which says much about the relationship between the writer and the Cornish nation.


The poems in this long-awaited collection celebrate the author’s reassessment of Cornish identity in the light of his own experience as a lifelong activist, with reflections on the Cornish language and the Cornu-English dialect, as well as subject matter drawn from his personal life.

The book contains a sequence of poems translated into Cornish by Nicholas Williams.


‘Alan M. Kent is the true voice of Cornwall: Cornish clay shaped into a thing of beauty’

– Joan Beal, University of Sheffield




ISBN978 1 8380928 8 7
Number of pages190

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