- Travelling on My Own Errands - Voices of Women from 'The Mabinogi'
- ISBN: 9781845275921
- Margaret Lloyd
- Publication March 2017
- Format: Paperback, 215x138 mm
Lloyd succeeds in reimagining and reanimating the old tales in a startlingly original and intimate way. A scholar’s meticulousness is visible here, enhanced by an almost uncanny and creative empathy, which the poet has for these characters. Katie Gramich, Professor of English Literature, Cardiff University The voices here have an elemental quality, grounding the poems in the permanent features of Welsh landscape and its creatures – sea and sky, the seasons, beasts and birds and flowers. With these poems we see clearly the depths of women’s experience within a lovingly rendered Wales. Jeremy Hooker, poet and critic; Emeritus Professor, University of South Wales The voices in Travelling on My Own Errandsare, as it were, ‘Janus-faced’, coming from a remote past, yet speaking to us in terms that the modern mind can readily understand. John Barnie, poet and critic; former editor of Planet These poems go way beyond their sources and stand alone as a compelling expression of elemental human experience. Dafydd Johnston, Director, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth