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Civilised Airs

Civilised Airs

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One of very few English language poets to come out of Anglesey, Steve Griffiths is married and has a young son. Civilised Airs divides into poems of love and those of social concern. The former show a delicacy and tenderness in the personal world of the poet, the latter a controlled anger at the position of fragile human beings in a hard and disinterested society. Together they illustrate implicitly the distance which has developed between the private individual and the public world he inhabits. The poems as a whole are marked by astute observations, vivid imagery, toughness, a wry humour and elegant use of words.

"These are serious poems for a serious time, and the strength and flexibility of their language matches their concern"
Acumen

"He provokes a wary excitement and the feeling that our own time is being plausibly imagined... He reminds us of a great lack in our poetry"
TLS

Steve Griffiths' poetry has been widely published in magazines and anthologies.
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