Jonathan Edwards In His Own Words

[published in Kamena Magazine, 22/05/18]

Jonathan Edwards’ first poetry collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren Books, 2014), was the winner of the 2014 Costa Poetry Award. His humorous poetry covers life growing up in Wales, filled with characters from Evel Knievel to Marty McFly to bicycling nuns. He holds an MA in Writing from Warwick, and currently teaches in Wales.

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Timeless words: remembering the words of the Holocaust

[published in The Boar, 14/03/18]

Barbara Tuchman, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, once said: “books are the carriers of civilisation. Without books, history is silent. Books are humanity in print”. These words remain timeless. More than understanding humanity, books help us understand inhumanity, moments of evil alongside the moments of brightness. Books are an emotional map of our history, and this is more relevant than ever when we talk about the Holocaust.

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Bury Your Gays: The History of a Killer Trope

[article published in The Boar, 21/02/18]

According to GLAAD’s annual study, last year had the highest number of LGBT+ characters played by regular or recurring actors on primetime television ever, with 6.4%, up from 4.8% in 2016 or 4.0% in 2015. That’s a significant jump, but what’s most impressive about that figure is that, for the first time in history, it accurately portrays the number of LGBT+ people in society (usually 5-10% in the US, depending on the study).
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Crossed Wires: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly World of Crossover Episodes

[published in The Boar, 09/02/18]

There’s a heated debate at the moment over which is more shocking: the fact that Supernatural is still airing (despite being on it’s thirteenth season and fast running out of plotlines to regurgitate); or the fact that, in a bid to solve this originality issue, this season will bring a crossover episode with Scooby Doo.

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