Weathereye: Selected Poems – published Spring 2019
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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Terrific launch for Weathereye: Selected Poems at the Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge, 4 June. A good turnout, including pupils and teachers and old contemporaries at Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones Amlwch, my old school. Great Q&A afterwards. ...
Steve Griffiths’ ‘Weathereye: Selected Poems’ Anglesey / Ynys Môn launch: Tuesday 4 June, Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge.
Steve Griffiths launches ‘Weathereye: Selected Poems’ with a special event at the Sitting Room, Blue Boar, Mill Street, Ludlow at 7:30pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
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.