This new Selected Poems includes work from his three previous collections, some in revised form. These include moving poems about the poet's hometown in Anglesey; poems inspired by his work as a community activist in London, as well as poems about love, parenthood and family life. Also included is a selection of new poems on various themes, ranging from sharp portraits of urban life to meditations on rural landscapes.
Steve Griffiths was born in Anglesey in 1949, where he lived until he was eighteen. He read English at Cambridge and did various jobs until 1973, when he began his involvement with community work and welfare rights in north London.