Books for Independent Thinkers

Mike Jenkins

A humorous and impassioned reader of his work, Mike Jenkins has performed at numerous and diverse venues, read on radio and TV, and is a previous winner of the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry. He is a former editor of Poetry Wales, and a founder of the Red Poets Society, which organises regular performances and publishes an annual magazine of radical poetry. Wanting to Belong, his collection of interlinked short stories about teenagers in a south Wales valley, was Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year 1998, and has been filmed by the BBC.

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  1. Poetry Wales - Spring 2010
    Poetry & the Visual, a rare full-colour version of the magazine, accompanied by 4 postcards featuring work by the artist/poets involved. Learn More »
  2. Poetry Wales - Spring 2011
    Featuring Richard Poole, Zoe Brigley, Deryn Rees-Jones and Anne Stevenson on Women and Poetry. Learn More »
  3. Invisible Times
    Invisible Times sees Mike Jenkins developing further the picture of working-class society in south Wales which he presented so forcefully in his previous book, Empire of Smoke. Learn More »
  4. A Dissident Voice
    In his fourth collection of poems, Mike Jenkins addresses issues of the greatest concern to us in the nineties. His subjects include South Africa, Chile, the Falklands War, Northern Ireland, economic dereliction, the environment and sexual oppression. Learn More »
  5. Moor Music

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    In this innovative new collection, Mike Jenkins continues his life-long fascination with the history and fate of Wales, with the glories of its valleys and with the decline of its post-industrial landscape. Learn More »
  6. Red Landscapes
    Red Landscapes collects together the two major strands of Mike Jenkins' poetry: beautiful love lyrics to his wife and family, and the radical social and political poems which spring from his socialism. Learn More »
  7. Wanting to Belong
    Wanting to Belong is about life, love or the lack of it among the teenagers of Cwmtaff. Learn More »
  8. Burning the Bracken: The First Fifteen Years of Seren Poetry
    This anthology presents the forty-six poets published by Seren in its first fifteen years. From new poets to a Nobel nominee they represent a wide range of styles and interests from a narrower geographical area, largely Wales and the borders. Learn More »
  9. This House, My Ghetto
    In This House, My Ghetto, Mike Jenkins makes room for eccentric petrol pump attendants, beleaguered immigrants, odd lodgers, famous footballers and ghosts. Learn More »
  10. The Fugitive Three
    "The Fugitive Three is about isolation and the loss of the mother. It concerns the indifference (and worse) of society and shows how youngsters may be scarred but still possess a razor-edge resilience that can help them survive their wasted lives."
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