He fearlessly lampoons the cliches of Wales and exposes the tedious horrors of international business-speak and bureaucracy. Paradoxically his poems on relationships are tender and enigmatic, as much about the gaps and elisions of love as the poignant absurdities of strong feeling.
Peter Finch is a poet, author and critic who lives in Cardiff. He is author of the hugely popular Seren titles Real Cardiff and Real Cardiff Two. His numerous poetry titles include Useful, Poems for Ghosts and Food from Seren, Antibodies from Stride, and Vizet, a selected poems in Hungarian from Kronkét Könyvek. He compiles the poetry section for Macmillan's annual Writer's Handbook and the self-publishing section for A&C Black's Writer's and Artist's Yearbook. A former publisher and bookseller, he is now Chief Executive of the Welsh Academy, the Welsh Literature Promotion Agency and Society of Writers.