Gladys Mary Coles

Gladys Mary Coles has published eight previous poetry collections, has been widely anthologised, and has herself edited a number of anthologies. As a poet, she has received many prizes and awards, including the Daily Post Arts Award for Literature/Writing. She is a highly experienced teacher of imaginative writing, leading courses for the Arvon Foundation and the Taliesin Trust, and currently tutoring at both universities in Liverpool. Her work on Mary Webb has led to various publications, including two biographies, and she is President of the Mary Webb Society.

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The Echoing Green

Gladys Mary Coles's new collection takes its title from a poem by William Blake, suggesting both a visionary perception of nature and an engagement with human innocence and experience. In The Echoing Green she returns to major concerns of her earlier work, including the Welsh Landscape, the past and literary figures, but with a new intensity, especially in two ambitious and evocative sequences inspired by her strong attachment to the Welsh/Shropshire border country.

The wilderness of the Mosses along the border provides the basis for a spiritual and historical as well as physical journey in 'Kingdom of Sphagnum', while 'The Land Within' is about the Shropshire novelist, poet and mystic, Mary Webb. Gladys Mary Coles is the leading authority on this author, but 'The Land Within' is the response of a poet rather than a scholar to Mary Webb's life and work. These two long sequences frame a section of richly diverse poems, one group stimulated by paintings.

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