Weathereye: Selected Poems

Weathereye: Selected Poems

by Steve Griffiths

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Overview

Steve Griffiths’ 'Weathereye: Selected Poems' pulls together the best of seven collections over forty years. There are poems of childhood and family and love poems, poems of being alive and conscious – and perhaps above all a continuing quest to understand what’s going on ‘among scatterings of lived material’, exploring the nature and fragilities of community against a backdrop of the deep changes that are shaping us and challenging our beliefs.

There are veins of loss, commemoration, resistance to injustice, and self-questioning; living landscape and interrogated history. Griffiths’ capacity to celebrate and lament develops and deepens as he calls increasingly on a lightness of touch and a mischievous glint.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781328514
Publisher: Silverwood Books Ltd
Publication date: 05/22/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Steve Griffiths was born in Anglesey in 1949, grew up on a beach, lived in London most of his working life, and now lives in Ludlow. He has published seven collections of poems since 1980, with Rex Collings, Seren and Cinnamon, most recently 'Late Love Poems' (Cinnamon Press, 2016). You can see filmed performances of the 'Late Love Poems', for which he received Arts Council England funding, on YouTube. His work has been widely broadcast and he has read in several countries, including a series of seven readings in New York in 2012. He is one of the hundred twentieth century Welsh poets writing in English featured in The Library of Wales 'Poetry 1900-2000' (2007, Parthian Books). He has a collection of new poems up his sleeve. He worked first as a welfare rights and community worker, then as a researcher and policymaker in social and health inequality. Working for central Government at the turn of the century, he was an architect of a billion-pound investment in supported housing while working at weekends on his poetic exploration of a fallible Utopia, 'An Elusive State'. He later wrote studies on reducing emergency hospital admissions. He still publishes the occasional policy thinkpiece online. And he's a proud grandad. His poetry website is www.stevegriffithspoet.com.

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