Coulda Bin Summin


A homage to Gwyn Alf Williams; "boys" who terrorise shops; a man with a fetish for melons; a Duchess visiting a Gurnos Comp; Siegfried Sassoon in Merthyr on VE Day; and a devil-worshipper on the Valleys Lines...

Coulda Bin Summin follows up on the success of Mike Jenkins's groundbreaking collection of poems, Graffiti Narratives, in presenting the voices and characters of contemporary Merthyr.

It's a world of the out-of-work, the marginalised, who don't give up, who fight back through their humour and racy, imaginative language - brilliantly evoked in these dialect poems.