Steve Griffiths was born in Anglesey. His sixth collection of poems, Surfacing (Cinnamon Press), was published in 2011. Steve gave a successful series of readings from Surfacing in New York in the Spring of 2012. He has read on BBC radio at intervals over many years. He has appeared in a number of anthologies, including The Library of Wales Poetry 1900-2000 (2007, Parthian Books), featuring a hundred 20th-century Welsh poets writing in English. He works as a researcher in health and social policy, and is a campaigner against the erosion of disability benefits in the UK.