Weathereye: Selected Poems – launch 22 May
Steve Griffiths’ Weathereye: Selected Poems pulls together the best of seven collections over forty years. There are 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, self-questioning. Learning how to celebrate and lament. Lived landscape, interrogated history. Poems out of Anglesey, London, Spain, Ludlow – and a fifth place, half-imagined: a Utopia that fell into his lap and gave him comfort – for a while. Learning, sometimes, a lightness of touch and a mischievous glint.
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Steve Griffiths launches Weathereye with a special event at the Sitting Room, Mill Street, Ludlow at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
It took years to find a generous place to write from; then a lifetime to find it again, lose it, find it, again and again.
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.
Late Love Poems – The Film Project
In 2015, Steve Griffiths was awarded an Arts Council England grant to work with film-maker Eamon Bourke of Park6Films to create 30 short films of performances of poems from his collection Late Love Poems, published by Cinnamon Press in 2016. The resulting films were uploaded to YouTube poem by poem, one a week.