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    The camera pans to the grey-haired Welshman sat behind his desk. “Good Evening and welcome to this special BBC edition of Celebrity ‘Evil’ Mastermind!” said presenter John Humphreys. “On tonight’s edition – my last ever for reasons that will become apparent later – we have a special show lined-up for you and in order to show balance we have three Right Wing narcissists and one Commie here to answer a series of questions in the allotted time of two minutes!” “Let’s meet them!” continued the former newsreader. “From the USA- President Donald Trump!” The POTUS turns and...

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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    Snort


    (Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg Tim Martin Sir Phillip Green Sir Richard Branson Sir Alan Sugar) he sees them on the TV  reads about them in news apps  he declines to subscribe to  he thinks they're contemptible  and wouldn't urinate on them if they caught fire all vocal all opinionated all money grabbing modern style barons  with no shame or few scruples the unacceptable faces of capitalism the unacceptable faces of humans three of them are titled wonder what the Queen really thinks about that when he’s tired he thinks “titles” reads a little like  “titties” maybe he needs new spectacles...

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    AmeriCymru: Hi Ian and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. What are the plans for the NAFOW Eisteddfod this year?   Ian: Ceri, diolch yn fawr iawn for reaching out and, as always, for helping promote the NAFOW Eisteddfod!     As is well-known by now, NAFOW will not be meeting in person this year but Executive Director Megan Williams and the Board of Trustees are hard at work in producing a very exciting and engaging set of "virtual" events to be launched around Labor Day weekend, when NAFOW is normally held.  Please keep a lookout at the main NAFOW web...

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    SERA · Switch ' SWITCH'  - The brand new single by Welsh singer-songwriter SERA (Sera Zyborska).Once again working with acclaimed producer Andi Crutwell-Jones, plus the notable contribution of Nico CJ on violin and Len Whitehead on Electric guitar makes a full-sounding, statement of a song that again blends all  SERA's  favourite parts of Americana, folk and pop with her storytelling and folklore album theme. 'SWITCH'  is a bolt out of the dark, a harsh awakening. Empowerment.   Her album songs are all drawn from folklore and  SWITCH  is no different, drawing inspiration from...

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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    Distance


    Please keep your distance I don’t want to catch anything from you and I'm sure you feel the same way staying indoors like a rained-off summer holiday but this time with endless advice on how to fill our days as if we can't be trusted to function outside the tethered thinking of workplace diktats I tell you how I will spend my time I will memorise the confusion incompetence and untruths that have led to this moment while I fashion my response among the sawdust of my lockdown lock-up I will weaponise a disarticulated  wooden garden chair leg convert it into a crude war club a coup stick...

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    Tony Kendrew is a poet of Welsh ancestry who has made his home in Northern California. In 2014 he completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, the third oldest institute of higher education in Britain - after Oxford and Cambridge. He continues his connection with Wales as one of the editors of The Lampeter Review. AmeriCymru spoke to Tony about his work and future plans. Visit Tony Kendrew's website here ... AmeriCymru: The poems of your new poetry collection, Turning , focus on the themes of migration and identity. What inspired...

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    I-Spy by Phil 'Boz' Evans


    Dai Commando looked just like any normal person. Average height, average weight even average shoe size. But underneath he was no ordinary G.I. Joe. You would never hear it from Dai’s own lips, but the regulars in his local public house in Dowlais- the T.A.’s (The Tredegar Arms) would tell you- whilst he may have served in the Royal Marines – ‘He was Made in Merthyr’. Mainly because he was conceived on top of a wheelie bin behind Wetherspoon’s in Post Office Lane. Dai Commando turned his I-pad on ready for his 11.00am Zoom Meeting. It was top secret and confidential...

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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    Devil's Chapel


    In the pews mouths open to out spew the hymns known off by hearts in heaving chests the rote the rota the cheeks redenned and redeemed corrugated teeth framed by yellowed collars and furtive eyes on servant girls and recent widows this interior world is shadow and that which inhabits its shade the weight of the Bible its brass clasp keeping the colour pictures of faraway places tight until the right moment the envy the avarice so many reputations at stake in Adam's grove where Lucifer takes over the sêt fawr sitting side by side with the faithful as the Word is heard but no longer...

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    Paul Steffan Jones AKA

    Precedented Rant


    If someone says the word "unprecedented" one more time I will not be held accountable for what comes next what about the Spanish Flu the Black Death and other plagues including the Bible ones? did they not happen? did they "unhappen"?~ does no one read history books any more and did no one look at what was happening in China in these supposedly connected times? what about those warnings from the World Health Organisation? are we no longer a part of the world? do we think that we exist in a bubble and that nothing or no one will burst it? what about our own scientific community? what were...

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    ... Robert Godber was the last Punk left in the South Wales Valleys. It was nearly 43 years since the Sex Pistols had shocked the Rock N Roll Community with their slogans of Never Mind the Bollocks and God save the Queen. How times had changed. So had the slogans too. Never Mind the Botox and God shave the Queen was more relevant to 2020. However, strangely enough he was still Public Enemy No 1 in the little valley Town of Merthyr Tydfil, as despite the health warnings of Covid-19, the dirty bastard still insisted on spitting on the pavement everywhere he went....

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