A fascinating and exhilarating look at the many ways we love, and are loved. Following on from his bestselling The History of Wales in Twelve Poems, M. Wynn Thomas turns his attention in A Map of Love to poems from Wales and reflects on what they have to say on the age-old subject of love in its many and varied forms.
Featuring twelve pieces dating from the fourteenth century to the present, this absorbing collection deliberately veers far from cliched verses with its poems of regret and of mourning; straight love and gay love; bawdy verses of passion and desire, and gentle meditations on motherhood and marriage. It features anonymous and lesser-known writers as well as household names such as Gillian Clarke and R. S.
Thomas, and it includes a previously unpublished poem by Emyr Humphreys. With original illustrations by Ruth Jen Evans throughout, this short but powerful collection will appeal to anyone interested in people and their complex relationships.