Meirion Jordan

United Kingdom


As a writer, I'm interested in borders, edges and margins. My writing explores how margins can represent everything from the separation of past and present to the boundaries between memory and forgetting, having and losing.

Meirion Jordan

Meirion Jordan is a poet, editor and musician. He was born in Cwmllynfell, South Wales, and studied mathematics at Somerville College, Oxford. While at Oxford he won the Newdigate Prize, and his first collection, Moonrise (Seren, 2008) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His pamphlet on outsiders and strangers in Norwich, Strangers Hall (Gatehouse, 2009) was shortlisted for the Jarrold East Anglia Book of the Year Award, and his most recent collection, Regeneration was published by Seren in 2012. He has performed his work at venues and festivals across the UK and in Europe, including the Ledbury Poetry Festival, the Hay Festival, and Internationales Litteraturfestival Berlin. He is editor for Gatehouse Press and its literary journal, Lighthouse, which is a non-profit enterprise seeking to provide opportunities for new writers from across the UK. He also performs as a fiddle player, playing British and Irish traditional music.

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