Cyhoeddi cyfrol unigol gyntaf o farddoniaeth Saesneg
Lansiwyd y gyfrol ar noson Gorffennaf 20 yn siop lyfrau Waterstone's yng Nghaerdydd.
Dywed y bardd Peter Finch am y gyfrol:
“Check here for the meeting of form with freedom, for tradition and for avant garde and for examples of the kind of splendid literary shenanigans that only real poets can succeed at in a verse which melds two cultures into an exciting whole.”
A dywed Bob Holman, sylfaenydd Clwb Barddoniaeth y Bowery yn Efrog Newydd:
“Because Grahame Davies forever makes the perfect imperfect sense, the smallest things exploding into God or Language or the Sea Itself. That’s the surprise of the poem, the ease of a great writer: that you don’t notice the lightning as it emerges from the depths, but what it illuminates. No need to answer. Read the poems. Grahame Davies is a known treasure in Welsh, and now we English-speakers get to share the wealth.”
Wrth ddewis y gerdd 'Departed' o'r gyfrol ar gyfer ei cholofn Cerdd yr Wythnos ym mhapur newydd y Guardian dywed y bardd Carol Rumens:
'Davies is perhaps a religious poet, but he evades "organised" religion. His speakers quietly wait and watch, keeping a "less-deceived" eye on what is, and letting the observations move as they will to epiphany or moral insight. It may be far-fetched to think a primarily Welsh writer could be influenced by Philip Larkin, but Larkin is the poet he most reminds me of: a writer not afraid of the big themes, but not pretentious about them, and not afraid of the ordinary, but alert to the measure of its significance.'
Wrth adolygu'r gyfrol ar ei blog, dywed Sheenagh Pugh:
'Davies has a real flair for coining sharp, pithy phrases that get to the nub of the matter. He is a thoughtful, meditative, serious poet and well worth reading. What I think he most needs to be is less tidy.'
Crewyd y wefan gan