Cennin Pedr: a poem by Richard King

1 March 2017 // Poetry

Illustration: Jon McNaught As if to settle on a sense of self were some form of treachery, and though asked with compline regularity, on the morning of each Saint David’s Day, the permanent question, the one concerning identity, denies itself an answer. Daffodils; even now in gaudy the blooms seem hesitant emblems of this familiar […]

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Shadows & Reflections: Richard King

12 December 2016 // Shadows & Reflections

…In which, as the year comes to its end, our friends and collaborators look back on the past twelve months and share their moments; This year I have spent much of my time in the northernmost corner of Pembrokeshire, around three miles from the Teifi estuary, the county’s natural border with neighbouring Ceredigion. On certain […]

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Shadows & Refections: Richard King

4 December 2015 // Shadows & Reflections

Shadows and Reflections: the annual collection of postings where Caught by the River’s ever-reliable contributors and friends old and new take a look back on the events that have shaped the past twelve months. Today it’s the turn of Richard King: In an upstairs room of my parent’s house is an heirloom, a Welsh stick […]

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Shadows and Reflections – Richard King

30 December 2012 // Shadows & Reflections

In which, as the year comes to its end, our friends and collaborators look back and share their moments: I look around this desk and see the usual detritus: receipts, train tickets, lists, disregarded mail and a larger than usual pile of half-started books. There’s a permanence to this build up of debris which reinforces […]

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Trish Keenan – remembered by Richard King

16 January 2011 // Remembrance

photo by Gail O’Hara “In the late eighties I was obsessed with the kitchen sink idea of the 60s, I felt umbilically connected with it because of my upbringing, it was the Britain I was born into, a Cathy Come Home England. I discovered psychedelia and it seemed to have self help properties that allowed […]

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