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  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (November 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557119855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557119851
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,165,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In her introduction to Pyderi's Pigs and other poems, author G.R. Grove describes this recent collection of poems, her second, as being written in medieval fixed forms in an attempt to reproduce the "sound and feel of medieval Welsh poetry in modern English." I know nothing of medieval fixed forms but can attest that many of the poems read well out loud. Here in the Philippines where English is taught as a second language and is the "language of instruction" in many classrooms, one common teaching strategy is the somewhat redundantly named "voice choir," where poetry is dramatized and read by a group of divergent "light" and "dark' voices. Many of these poems would be excellent voice choir selections. Guernen's Boast, the first poem in the collection, will serve as an example:
"At the back of the North
Wind
I had my beginning
Near the Head of the
Alder-Wood
I got my birth
Taliesin was my teacher
First Bard of the Cymry"

Finding suitable poems that can be as easily divided into voices as these can is not as easy as one might expect. There are at least twenty poems in the collection that are suitable for voice choir.

As to the content and form of the poems, there is an interesting mix: both narrative and lyrical poems, riddles, even a handful of limericks. Most of the poems center on an imaginative interpretation of life in Wales during a period described by the author as "the SCA period (approximately 600-1600 AD)." SCA being the Society for Creative Anachronisms.

If you like to read poetry out loud or listen to it read, you will enjoy Pyderi's Pigs and other poems, and if you like to imagine yourself back in time to an earlier age of magic and knights in armor, this is just the thing for you.
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I enjoyed reading this collection of poems. The intermixing of poems about the SCA and medieval Welsh society worked pretty well. I personally liked the strictly Welsh ones better, since I've read the Young Gwernin Trilogy and I have some understanding of the culture. I'm not too familiar with the SCA but the poems were understandable. Some of the animal poems were good; the cat wishing to catch birds was a favorite.

The only downside was that this collection is in print form. I would enjoy hearing an experienced bard perform them in person. The poems definitely evoked a strong medieval sense, and the feeling of being a part of a warband. If you are interested in medieval poetic forms and content than this collection would be a good read.
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