Steve Griffiths’ Late Love Poems are a series of celebrations and meditations, poems of playfulness and tragedy, loss and recovery – while time still has some tricks to play, some joyful, some cruel. It’s a story of two young people who were together in the Seventies, went their separate ways, made their lives and had their families; and their coming together again in their mid-fifties. The poems carry a charged resonance between past and present, and inhabit a world where generosity is unexpectedly abundant, and is as playful as it is hard-earned. They are a new and surprising – and surprised – departure for Steve.
The Late Love Poems film project is centred around Steve Griffiths’ poems celebrating the recovery, 35 years on, of the love of his twenties. Steve’s performances of thirty of the poems are being filmed in a range of settings, and will be uploaded to YouTube poem by poem on a weekly basis beginning in July 2015 and culminating with publication of the collection Late Love Poems by Cinnamon Press in January 2016, in time for Valentine’s. Plug in to lively social media activity supporting the film project on latelovepoems.com, @latelovepoems and on Facebook including several month-long series of daily twitterpoems.
The project will be supported by social media partners from the arts, libraries and other community networks to engage with a range of audiences, including a focus on people in second marriages and relationships.
Late Love Poems poetry film project: 30 films in 30 weeks
Intro Film: https://vimeo.com/124401725