Launched on February 10 in Lampeter, ‘Words on Troubled Waters’ is an anthology of poetry and prose by ten local West Wales writers including Tenby born writer Simone Mansell Broome. 

The book collates their responses to the environmental situation in which Afon Teifi finds herself. It celebrates the river’s beauty but expresses unease and anger at its polluted state. These writings were part of ‘Art on Troubled Waters’, an Afon Teifi exhibition held at The Seagull Gallery in Cardigan last September. Many of those original exhibits are currently on display at the Mulberry Bush, Lampeter.

The anthology was edited by Simone Mansell Broome and includes work by Kathy Miles, Sue Moules, Josie Rashmi Smith, and many others. The cover is from original artwork by Cardigan-based artist, Ann Fletcher-Williams. 

All profits will be donated to local river charities. The book is on sale at select local outlets, including Oriel Ty Llwyd in St Dogmaels, in Cariad Glass and Acorn Studio in Llandysul, and from Simone - . 

Simone Mansell Broome was born in Upper Frog Street in Tenby but currently lives near Drefach-Felindre in Carmarthenshire, where she has written nine books and is very active in the local arts scene.

The writers are planning further readings and signings in West Wales this spring.