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The Meaning of Apricot Sponge
John Tripp


The Meaning of Apricot Sponge is essential reading for anyone concerned with Wales and the roots of its contemporary identity. This new title includes an essay by Peter Finch, declamatory poetry performer, and is edited by Tony Curtis, Professor of Poetry at the University of Glamorgan, who also provides a critical foreword.

Parthian Books, 9781906998189
Paperback 454pp



John Tripp (1927-1986), poet, short story writer, and journalist, was an outspoken and often controversial writer whose passion and vigour often spilled over the pages he wrote and into his life. He had a chameleon genius which enlivened the literary life of Wales for nearly three decades.