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Gwyneth Lewis' poem on the Gleision mine disaster

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Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain | 11:54 UK time, Monday, 19 September 2011

Welsh poet Gwyneth Lewis has written a poem in response to the Gleision mining tragedy.

The former national poet of Wales was commissioned by the BBC to write a poem about the disaster at the Gleision Colliery, near Pontardawe, in which four men died last week. She spoke about writing the poem on BBC Radio Wales this morning.

Listen to Lewis reading the poem, entitled Gleision, on Good Morning Wales.

You can watch a special documentary on the tragedy, Week In Week Out: The Gleision Mine Disaster, on BBC One Wales at 8.30pm tonight.

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