Weathereye: Selected Poems – published Spring 2019
Steve Griffiths’ Weathereye: Selected Poems pulls together the best of seven collections over forty years. Out of Anglesey, Ynys Môn, then London, Spain, Ludlow. Growing up slowly. Growing up again. Poems of being alive and conscious. Perhaps above all, a long quest to understand what’s going on round here: the nature and fragilities of community against a backdrop of the deep changes that are shaping us and challenging our beliefs. Veins of loss, resistance to injustice, commemoration, self-questioning. Learning how to celebrate and lament. The Late Love Poems. Lived landscape, interrogated history. From all this, a half-imagined place, a transformed village that became a great power, a fitful, flickering Utopia: al-Chwm. Learning, sometimes, a lightness of touch and a mischievous glint.
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Steve Griffiths will read from Weathereye: Selected Poems at the Imperial Hotel, Merthyr, with poet Chris Norris, on Thursday 13 February at 7.30pm. There will be an Open Mic.
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. ...
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.