Published by Seren
Christopher Meredith’s latest collection is filled with gorgeous, original depictions of the landscape of Wales, especially the Black Mountains near the author’s home.
Beginning in the Stone Age and ending in the future, well-known forms appear alongside vigorous experiments, all touching on the various histories, and human fallibilities, that shape our present lives.
“The defining feature of Christopher Meredith’s poetry is an exquisite, almost painful precision. But there is also beauty and a bright, self-deprecating wit.”
Sarah Crown, The Guardian
Christopher Meredith was born in Tredegar. His most recent poetry collection, The Meaning of Flight (Seren, 2005), was longlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award in 2006. His novels, all published by Seren, are Griffri (1995), Shifts (1997), Sidereal Time (1998) and The Book of Idiots (2012). His many prizes include an Eric Gregory Award. A former steelworker and schoolteacher, he now teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glamorgan, and lives in Brecon.