John is the editor of The Lonely Crowd and The Lonely Press.

John Lavin

Diary of the Last Man

Robert Minhinnick

Sand as a metaphor for extinction is everywhere in Robert Minhinnick's Diary of the Last Man, a book that mourns the absence of a shared humanity in a world defined by corporate globalisation. Minhinnick shows us the aftermath of an imagined man-made apocalypse before taking us to Iraq and showing us the chilling, callous reality of the US use of WMD. This is a work of immense relevance and sustained poetic brilliance by one of Wales' most important writers.