A470: Poems for the Road/Cerddi’r Ffordd


Translated by Sian Northey, Ness Owen, Siôn Aled

Sian Northey, Ness Owen (Editors)

Arachne Press

B format Paperback


ISBN: 9781913665555


Publication date: 1 March 2022



As seen in The Guardian, and Sunday Times, and heard on BBC Front Row, BBC 6 Music Steve Lamaque and Classic FM Book Council of Wales Book of the Month, February 2022 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. from Adele Evershed, Angela Graham, Annes Glynn, Belle Roach, Ben Ray, Cas Stockford, Christina Thatcher, clare e. 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, 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