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Sam Meekings - Author

About the Author

Sam Meekings grew up near the south coast of England. He took an undergraduate degree in Modern History and English Literature at Mansfield College, Oxford University, and, later, a Masters degree in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University. Since 2005 he has lived and travelled throughout China, working as a teacher and editor. In 2006 and 2007 he was longlisted for the Eric Gregory Award for poets under 30.

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Other books by Sam Meekings

The Afterlives of Dr. Gachet

The Afterlives of Dr. Gachet

Author: Sam Meekings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

The Bestiary

The Bestiary

Author: Sam Meekings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2008

The textbook tells us that the frog lives a double life: between sea and land, between impossible distance and delayed arrival. See, those jumpy chubby reels of twitching slime, and this little pip below the chin; the first voice the universe heard, halved and inside-out. The Bestiary is an astonishing debut collection of lyrical, intelligent poems which challenge the ways in which we respond to the natural environment around us. With subjects that range from sea-bound eels, lost hedgehogs and lonely butchers to a 17th-century autopsy, Chinese mythology and the flight patterns of snow geese, Sam Meekings' poems explore both the instability and the small moments of epiphany in our complex and changing world.