Books by Steve Griffiths

Launch date: 22 May 2019

Weathereye: Selected Poems

SilverWood Books 2019
Steve Griffiths’ Weathereye: Selected Poems pulls together the best of seven collections over forty years. There are poems of childhood and family, love poems, and poems of being alive.

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Late Love Poems

Cinnamon Press 2016
Steve Griffiths’ Late Love Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2016) are celebrations and meditations, poems of playfulness and tragedy, loss and recovery – while time still has some tricks to play, some joyful, some cruel.

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Surfacing

Cinnamon Press 2011
A varied but coherent collection by a subtle and deeply intelligent writer who can address human concerns like the intimate recall of childhood or the challenges of middle age without sentimentality; he can move between abstract thought and concrete particularities with such ease that sometimes the join is invisible.

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An Elusive State

Cinnamon Press 2008
A man hits fifty. He grew up surrounded by a belief in progress. Now he, and the world around him, are not so sure. He creates a Utopia to comfort himself. Steve Griffiths’s cycle of poems, Al-Chwm, tells the story of the life and death of an imaginary utopia.

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...Only later they discovered DNA in common
with a small Saharan people:
great humidity out of the arid,
the underlying kinship of opposites,
like solidarity
only dancing in spirals.

They shared a meal of their different gutturals,
their tonalities
and their different teas
and afterwards they walked in a vaulting space.

From Kinship, 2000

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