is the author of Birdsong in a Time of Silence (Particular Books, 2021), shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Prize. Over the last decade his reviews and critical articles on Welsh and European literature have been published in New Welsh Review, Planet, Critical Survey and the Literary Encyclopaedia. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Bristol, and copy-edits books on ethnography and philosophy from his home in Swansea.
Steven Lovatt reviews Mother of Flip-Flops by Mukahang Limbu (Out-Spoken Press, 2022)
The wonders this lens can do!
Steven Lovatt reviews Ferenc Juhász: Selected Poems translated by David Wevill (Shearsman, 2022)
What does Steven Lovatt say?
How did I get into poetry? Externally, having librarians for parents helped. Temperamentally it’s more complicated ...
Three pamphlets: Matthew Hollis, Holly Singlehurst and Gboyega Odubanjo
Steven Lovatt reviews Leaves by Matthew Hollis, Mat Riches reviews The Sea Turned Thick as Honey by Holly Singlehurst, and Hilary Menos reviews Aunty Uncle Poems by Gboyega Odubanjo
I’d found a home
Steven Lovatt on reading poetry in translation, discovering Czesław Miłosz’s anthology Post-War Polish Poets, and the style and sensibility of Zbigniew Herbert
Like a bride with a posy of stout
Steven Lovatt reviews Cheryl’s Destinies by Stephen Sexton (Penguin, 2021)
In the first of our occasional series on words that have editors reaching for the red pen, Steven Lovatt eviscerates ‘heft’