Selection of critical writing on the poetry of Tony Conran:


Tony Brown and M.Wynn Thomas, ‘The Problems of Belonging’, in Welsh Writing in English (A Guide to Welsh Literature, vol. VII), ed. M. Wynn Thomas. Cardiff: U. of Wales Press, 2003. 165-202. (ISBN 0-7083-1679-4)


Ian Gregson,  ‘The Modernism of Anthony Conran’, in The Welsh Connection, ed. William Tydeman. Llandysul: Gomer, 1986. 186-208. (ISBN 978-0863833953)


Jeremy Hooker, ‘The Poetry of Anthony Conran’, in The Presence of the Past: Essays on Modern British and American Poetry. Bridgend: Poetry Wales Press, 1987. 114-122. (ISBN 0-907476-71-6)


Jeremy Hooker, “ ‘The Roles are Greater than We Know’: Tony Conran’s Religious Scepticism”, in Imagining Wales: A View of Modern Welsh Writing in English. Cardiff: U. of Wales Press, 2001. 170-86. (ISBN 0-7083-1636-0)


Nigel Jenkins, ed., Thirteen Ways of Looking at Tony Conran. Cardiff: Welsh Union of  Writers, 1995. (ISBN 0-9510337-3-5) Wide-ranging collection of essays discussing all aspects of Tony Conran’s writing along with biographical memoirs.


M. Wynn Thomas, “‘Shaman of Shifting Form’: Tony Conran and Welsh barddas”, in Corresponding Cultures: The Two Literatures of Wales. Cardiff: U. of Wales Press, 1999. 156-85. {Also in Thirteen Ways.]


See also: Tony Conran’s 2002 Gwyn Jones Lecture, published in New Welsh Review 57 (Summer 2002): 31-46, which comments on his own life and work.




Ian Gregson, ‘Interview with Tony Conran’, New Welsh Review 3 (Winter 1988): 15-20.


Dafydd Johnston, ‘An Interview with Tony Conran’, Modern Poetry in Translation NS 7 (Spring 1995): 184-97.


Extended Biography