Words on Troubled Waters


An anthology which originated as  part of ‘The Art on Troubled Waters’ exhibition in Cardigan in September 2023. The theme of this exhibition was the current state of the river Teifi.



The nine writers from West Wales who are included in ‘Words on Troubled Waters’ all bear witness, in poetry and prose, to the beauty and rich heritage of the Teifi and its banks but they express anger and dismay at her all-too-evident degradation.

For decades there has been concern about the diminishing wildlife and declining health of the River Teifi. The River Teifi rises in the Cambrian Mountains and meanders down to the Irish Sea at Cardigan in West Wales. It forms a boundary between the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire for much of its length, and between Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire for the last few miles. It holds unique significance in the history, the economy and the culture of Wales.

The contributors are:- Kathy Miles, Sue Moules, Amanda Pickering, Simone Mansell Broome, Ann Jay, Jane Campbell, Josie Smith, Kittie Belltree; Julia Angell and Jackie Biggs. Edited by Simone Mansell Broome. Front cover ‘Journey’s end’ and back cover ‘Salmon leap’ by Ann Fletcher-Williams and both exhibited at ‘Art on Troubled Waters’.

Published by Lutra River Press in 2024 with all profits to environmental charities.



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