A Screen of Brightness
Published by Cinnamon Press
A Screen of Brightness started with a chance meeting, and a collaborative experiment in open field poetry. Gradually a set of poems emerged, reaching across the green spaces of Wales and West England – the miles of fields, waterways, motorways, industrial towns and farmsteads that separate Meredith Andrea’s Birmingham and Fiona Owen’s Anglesey.
Together the poets find extraordinary moments in the midst of the daily grind: ‘Let us say it is gratuitous / that this much colour is given / to the mundane, to the moment’ (‘Fuschia’).
Meredith Andrea lives in Birmingham, and is the author of two chapbooks: Grasshopper Inscriptions (2006) and Organon (2012). She has co-edited the Flarestack Poets imprint since 2008.
Fiona Owen lives on Anglesey. Her other collections include Imagining the Full Hundred (2003) and Going Gentle (Gomer, 2007), and the pamphlet O My Swan (2003). She runs writing events at the Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead.