Medieval Welsh Poems


Joseph P. Clancy

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-783-1
February 2018. 400pp; illustrations.

This anthology of Welsh poems from c.575 to c.1525 offers the general reader the most substantial collection of medieval Welsh verse yet rendered into English, in translations that will support the claim that this poetry is one of the finest literary achievements of the Middle Ages. Drawing on Professor Clancy’s acclaimed Medieval Welsh lyrics (1965) and The earliest Welsh poetry (1970), this comprehensive anthology presents over 150 poems, eloquently translated, that render poetry as poetry. A lucid introduction, ample notes and a glossary provide the background needed for a full appreciation of the poems.

Joseph P. Clancy was Marymount Manhattan College's Professor of English Literature and Theatre Arts. He was a fellow of the English-language section of Yr Academi Gymreig and an honorary fellow of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 1998, he was awarded an honorary DLitt by the University of Wales for his work as a poet and translator.