Jane Griffiths's Little Silver: interviews & reviews
'...original, thought provoking, and haunting.' - Frank Startup, The School Librarian
Jane Griffiths's sixth collection Little Silver was published by Bloodaxe in September 2022, and launched with a joint reading and discussion on 21 September (video below). The recurrent themes of Little Silver are inheritance, loss, and the relationship between real and imagined lives.
Jane Griffiths's retrospective Another Country: New & Selected Poems was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2008, and was followed by Terrestrial Variations in 2012 and Silent in Finisterre (2017), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
US ONLINE REVIEW COVERAGE
An excellent review of Jane Griffiths sixth collection Little Silver was featured in the Harriet Books review section of the Poetry Foundation’s website on 5 December 2022.
‘British poet Jane Griffiths’ sixth collection, Little Silver, offers the riches you might expect from a former bookbinder and Oxford English Dictionary lexicographer turned painter, silversmith, and John Skelton scholar. Clear-eyed lyrics move through shifting perspectives, holding us in moments of narrative tension that evolve into lyric reflection.’ – Rebecca Morgan Frank, Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation
Read in full on the Poetry Foundation's website here.
Little Silver is distributed in the USA from 6 December 2022 by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution.
UK REVIEW COVERAGE
Jane Griffiths’s sixth collection Little Silver was very well reviewed in the Winter 2022 issue of The School Librarian.
'This fascinating collection explores the gaps between matter and spirit, empirical observation, and imaginative insight, with particular emphasis on the creative process... original, thought provoking, and haunting.' - Frank Startup, The School Librarian, on Little Silver
In print, or online by subscription.
PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH JANE GRIFFITHS
Wadcast, #6 From Rightmove to Writing | with Jane Griffiths, online 7 November 2022
Jane Griffiths was interviewed on Wadcast – the podcast for Wadham College, University of Oxford. She was speaking about and reading poems from her sixth collection Little Silver. Jane read and introduced her poems ‘New Atlantis’, ‘Little Silver’ and ‘Snow and Privet’.
‘Jane Griffiths is Fellow in English at Wadham. She recently published her sixth poetry collection, Little Silver. One day, while browsing Rightmove, Jane discovered a clue that her childhood home was at risk of demolition. The book’s title sequence responds to what she discovered when following that clue... In this Wadcast, Jane reads a few poems from the collection and discusses their themes, her writing process, what it means to be a poet and academic, and more.’
Listen via buzzsprout here.
LIVESTREAMED LAUNCH EVENT ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2022
This launch reading by Jane Griffiths, Shazea Quraishi and Greta Stoddart celebrating the publication of their new poetry collections is now available on YouTube. The poets read live and discussed their new collections with the host, Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley, and with each other. Jane Griffiths read first in each set.
[06 December 2022]