A470

A470

March 2022 108pp Cymraeg/English £9.99

Arguably the most famous road in Wales, the A470 is 186 miles from shore to shore through the backbone of Wales, linking north to south.

Peaceful and picturesque or slow and never-ending: the road out of here, the road home, the beginnings of devolution? Glorious national parks, bypasses, being stuck behind a certain lorry firm or worse, a caravan, the road to the Royal Welsh? From the seashore to slates, from nuclear power stations and fighter plane flypasts to forests and mountains: Bwlch yr Oerddrws, Pen Y Fan. On the road or on a journey, there’s no need to take the A470 too literally.

Be ydi’r A470 i chi – siwrne dawel trwy harddwch Cymru neu daith araf a diddiwedd? Ai hon yw’r ffordd i adael, neu’r ffordd adref, neu ddechrau datganoli? Parciau Cenedlaethol, ffyrdd osgoi, llusgo mynd tu ôl i lori neu waeth fyth garafán, y ffordd i’r Sioe Frenhinol? Traethau, chwareli, pwerdai niwclear, awyrennau rhyfel, coedwigoedd, mynyddoedd, Bwlch yr Oerddrws, Pen y Fan? Taith ddiriaethol ar y tarmac neu daith o fath gwahanol? Does dim rhaid dehongli’r A470 yn llythrennol.

51 poems, translated into and out of Welsh, to create an entirely bilingual poetry collection.

with poems from

Adele Evershed
Angela Graham
Annes Glynn
Ben Ray
Caroline Stockford
Christina Thatcher
Clare Potter
Conway Emmett
David Mathews
Des Mannay
Diana Powell
Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain
Gareth Culshaw
Gareth Davies
Glyn Edwards
Gwenno Gwilym
Gwyn Parry
Haf Llewelyn
Ion Thomas
Isobel Roach
Jeremy Dixon
Julian Brasington
Karen Moore
Kevin Mills
Llyr Gwyn Lewis
Lowri Williams
Mari George
Matthew Smith
Mike Jenkins
Morgan Owen
Natalie Ann Holborow
Ness Owen
Nicholas McGaughey
Non Prys Ifans
Osian Jones
Osian Owen
Pat Edwards
Rae Howells
Rebecca Lowe
Rhiannon Oliver
Rhys Owain Williams
Samantha Weaver
Sara Louise Wheeler
Seth Crook
Sian Northey
Simon Chandler
Siôn Aled
Stephen Payne
Tracey Rhys
Tudur Dylan Jones