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Six of Clubs

by Childe Roland

Boiled String Poetry Chapbook Series #1.

Childe Roland’s journey across the white page in 47 micro-masterpieces. ISBN: 978-0-9562409-9-6. “the imprint of lips the eyes the tongue in powerful constellationary layerings finding the radiant white silences that is the sound of each four cornered page.” – Maggie O’Sullivan. // “six of clubs is beauty incandescent. White expanses mirror the very nature of existence, permeate page and poet, reflect lands; transcend worlds where littered wisdoms unfold to reveal the journey, and joy, of creation.” – Sophie McKeand

Six of Clubs is part of the Boiled String poetry series, edited by Professor John Goodby.

On Sale: 30/09/2011

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Publication Date: 30/09/2011

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About Childe

Childe Roland was the pen name of experimental poet, Peter Meilleur. Peter was born in Surrey, however his family sailed to Canada before the end of the Second World War. In 1979, Peter and his wife settled in Llangollen, Wales, where he found poetic inspiration in the Welsh language. Peter passed away in 2019 at the age of 75.

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Boiled String Poetry Chapbooks

Experimental poetry from Wales

Boiled String is edited by Professor John Goodby.

#1 Six of Clubs

by Childe Roland (2011)

#2 There’s Only the Dance

by David Barnett (2011)

#3 Mynydd

by Rhys Trimble (2011)

#4 Trees (2012)

by Childe Roland

#5 Bitch Dust (2012)

by Steven Hitchins

#6 Chroma (2012)

by Graham Hartill

#7 Thy Mine (2013)

by William Shakespeare, tr. by Tom Cheesman, Ulrike Draesner, Olive Ond

#8 Flower Angel Ship (2013) by Jörg Bernig

#9 Stars (2015)

by Childe Roland

#10 Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words (2015)

by Nia Davies

#11 Teint for the Bièvre (2016)

by Zoë Skoulding

#12 Zodiac (2018)

by Rhys Trimble

13# Grandiloquent Wretches (2020)

by Rhea Seren Philips

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Across the Sound

by Sylvie Hoffman

Sylvie Hoffmann’s collected work in Welsh-English, English and French, from teenager to senior citizen: It is Dangerous to Swim out into the Sound (say the coastguards at Rhossili) but this book is dedicated to those who wish to cross anyway.

On Sale: 05/12/2011

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Publication date: 05/12/2011

ISBN: 978-0-9569473-2-1

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Local Therapy

by Soleïman Adel Guémar

Soleïman Adel Guémar is about the same age as the independent republic of Algeria. He worked as a freelance investigative journalist from 1991 until 2002, when he claimed political asylum in the UK following threats to his life. The last article he published as a resident of Algeria was titled ‘Dangerous Investigations’ (Liberté, 26.11.2002). The stories in ‘Local Therapy’ (translated by Tom Cheesman, ISBN 978-0-9545147-6-1, with cover photo by Christian Als) mostly first appeared in the Algerian press between 1992 and 2002. Adel’s stories, like his poetry, have “a fighter’s edge, a tough beauty” (Lisa Appignanesi). They address the agonies of contemporary Algeria and the survival, despite everything, of dreams of a different world.

On Sale: 11/02/2012

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Publication date: 23/01/2012

ISBN: 978-0-9545147-6-1

Category: Fiction


About Soleïman

Soleïman Adel Guémar was born and raised in Algiers. Initially considering a career in the army, he quit his engineering studies to spend two years in Paris working in publishing. He returned to Algiers in 1991, to work as a journalist. By the end of 2002, Soleïman and his family had to leave Algeria to seek safety in the UK.


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Trees

by Childe Roland

Do you “think that [you] shall never see a poem lovely as a tree” (like Joyce Kilmer) ? Think again. Concretely arboreal, joyfully branching poems. .

Trees is part of the Boiled String poetry series, edited by Professor John Goodby.

On Sale: 11/02/2012

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Publication date: 11/02/2012

ISBN: 978-0-9569473-3-

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About Childe

Childe Roland was the pen name of experimental poet, Peter Meilleur. Peter was born in Surrey, however his family sailed to Canada before the end of the Second World War. In 1979, Peter and his wife settled in Llangollen, Wales, where he found poetic inspiration in the Welsh language. Peter passed away in 2019 at the age of 75.

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#1 Six of Clubs

by Childe Roland (2011)

#2 There’s Only the Dance

by David Barnett (2011)

#3 Mynydd

by Rhys Trimble (2011)

#4 Trees (2012)

by Childe Roland

#5 Bitch Dust (2012)

by Steven Hitchins

#6 Chroma (2012)

by Graham Hartill

#7 Thy Mine (2013)

by William Shakespeare, tr. by Tom Cheesman, Ulrike Draesner, Olive Ond

#8 Flower Angel Ship (2013) by Jörg Bernig

#9 Stars (2015)

by Childe Roland

#10 Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words (2015)

by Nia Davies

#11 Teint for the Bièvre (2016)

by Zoë Skoulding

#12 Zodiac (2018)

by Rhys Trimble

13# Grandiloquent Wretches (2020)

by Rhea Seren Philips


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Bitch Dust

by Steven Hitchins

‘A strong excavation, tight, intense and close worked. A powerful twist against territory and time.’ – Iain Sinclair.

On Sale: 01/10/2011

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Publication Date: 04/05/2012

ISBN: 978 -0-9569473-4-5

Category: Poetry


About Steven

Steven Hitchins a poet from the South Wales Valleys. Brought up in Abercynon, where the River Cynon meets the Taff, he currently lives a few miles downriver in Pontypridd. Through publications such as Bitch Dust (Hafan 2012), The White City(Aquifer 2015) and Ilan (Stranger Press 2018), he has been conducting a mobile, non-linear mapping of the South Wales coalfield, using cut-up techniques and psychogeographical dérives to excavate industrial wounds and geological layerings along the invisible routes of the deleted canals.

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Perilous Kinship

by Zafer Şenocak

Zafer Şenocak (Senocak) has been called the Woody Allen of German novelists. In Perilous Kinship, German and Turkish and Jewish memories of genocide and mutual suspicions are comically fused in a single lackadaisical character. Gefährliche Verwandtschaft has been translated into French, Spanish and Turkish. English by Tom Cheesman.

On Sale: 01/10/2011

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ISBN: 978-0-9562409-4-1

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About Zafer

Zafer Şenocak is a German writer well known for his poems, essays, and books. Zafer is prominent voice in the discussion of multiculturalism and cultural identity in Germany, the likes of which is addressed in Perilous Kinship. Born in Ankara, he has lived in Germany since 1970 and in Berlin since 1989.

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Chroma

by Graham Hartill

“Hartill’s poetry is full of gods, saints, sages, inexplicable wonders … the ssiang of the shaman’s zithern, or the slap of the water-dragon’s tail … Certain of Hartill’s lines here could be cut on headstones in some overgrown country graveyard.” – Lyndon Davies.

Chroma is part of the Boiled String Poetry Chapbooks, edited by Professor John Goodby.

On Sale: 29/08/2012

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Publication Date: 29/08/2012

ISBN:  9780956947369 

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About Graham

Graham Hartill

Graham Hartill is a poet and writer. Originally from the West Midlands, Graham moved to Wales to work as a performer and installation artist before going onto study in the U.S. He returned to Wales, becoming a prominent figure in the Cardiff poetry scene. Currently, Graham is both writer-in-residence at HMP Parc, Bridgend, and in 2013, he became the first Writer-in-Residence at Swansea College of Medicine.

About Boiled String

Bold and experimental poetry.

Boiled String is edited by Professor John Goodby.


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Thymine

by William Shakespeare, tr. by Ulrike Draesner, Tom Cheesman, Olive Ond

Shakespeare’s Sonnets are about sex, pro/creation, writing-as-immortality. Punning is a principle: words, springing off-springs, and spellings spell the dead alive again.

News of Dolly the cloned sheep broke in 1996. Ulrike Draesner (celebrated feminist German author, performer, artist) re-translated a selection of the Sonnets into a near-future post-reproductory scenario. The man or woman, the woman, the other man, are they ‘natefacts’ or ‘artefacts’? Am “I” self, or my own other, or author? Metre distorted. Rhymes cracked. “Will-ful misunderstanding,” she called it.

Tom Cheesman translated 17 of Draesner’s poems back into English the same way. Thy, mine, thine? Thymine: the difference between RNA and DNA.

Isn’t DNA and backwards? What makes us us, is a copula. Till copulation’s past.

(Olove Ond? Less said the better. Anagram of Do No Evil. Sonnets GoogleTranserialated.)

On Sale: 20/02/2013

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Format: 210×210, 46 pages

Also published by the Taylor Institute, Oxford, 2016.


Boiled String Poetry Chapbooks

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Boiled String is edited by Professor John Goodby.

#1 Six of Clubs

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#2 There’s Only the Dance

by David Barnett (2011)

#3 Mynydd

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#7 Thy Mine (2013)

by William Shakespeare, tr. by Tom Cheesman, Ulrike Draesner, Olive Ond

#8 Flower Angel Ship (2013) by Jörg Bernig

#9 Stars (2015)

by Childe Roland

#10 Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words (2015)

by Nia Davies

#11 Teint for the Bièvre (2016)

by Zoë Skoulding

#12 Zodiac (2018)

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by Rhea Seren Philips


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Are You Happy With That?

by People Seeking Sanctuary

Writers from 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, writing in Wales now. Some have leave to remain. Some are waiting for the Home Office decision. Some have been condemned to destitution: surviving with no support, in terror of being detained or deported. Men, women, children, all with extraordinary stories and powerful talents. Are you happy with the world conflicts which displace millions of people each year? Happy with Britain’s role in these conflicts? Happy with the way we treat the few refugees who reach our shores? Be moved. Be surprised. Be provoked. Get involved.

If you’d like to read the PDF of Are You Happy With That?, please consider donating to Swansea Asylum Seekers Support

On Sale: 08/10/2013

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Publication Date: 08/10/2013

ISBN: 978-0956947376

Category: Biographies & Memoirs


About Refugees Writing In Wales

Poetry, stories and essays written in Wales by People Seeking Sanctuary from wars and persecution.

Are You Happy With That? is part of a series published by Hafan Books that champions the voices of refugees. With seven volumes published since 2003, the series gives an insight into the lives of refugees in South Wales.

#1 Between a Mountain and a Sea (2003)

#2 Nobody’s Perfect (2004)

#3 Soft Touch (2005)

#4 Gwyl y Blaidd – The Festival of the Wolf (2006)

#5 Fragments from the Dark (2008)

#6 Are You Happy With That? (2013)

#7 My Heart Loves in My Language (2017)

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Fragments: Transcribing the Holocaust

by Frances Rapport with Anka Bergman, Terry Farago and Edith Salter

As Arthur W. Frank writes in his Foreword: These stories remind us what humans can inflict on each other, utterly negating our common humanity. But we also hear the human capacity to survive, to mutually aid, to continue to love and affirm life. As the survivors pass away, the task of remembering, of passing on their individual stories, set against the backdrop of the unimaginable scale of the Holocaust, falls on all of us. This book performs that task. — Proceeds of sales go to registered charity no.1125649, Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group.

On Sale: 01/11/2013

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Publication Date: 01/10/2013

ISBN: 978-0956947390

Category: Biographies & Memoirs


About Anka, Terry and Edith

Anka Bergman, Terry Farago and Edith Salter all survived Auschwitz. Their witness testimony was recorded in recent years in Cardiff (Wales) by Frances Rapport, who sensitively condensed their words so as to create powerful poetic transcriptions of their extraordinary life stories.

Edith Salter passed away in 2011; Anka Bergman (who, with her daughter Eva, was the subject of the 2011 BBC documentary, The Baby Born In A Concentration Camp) passed away in July 2013.

Frances Rapport is a Professor of Health Implementation Science at Macquarie University’s Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation.


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