Matt Merritt

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Journalist
Location Whitwick, Leicester, United Kingdom
Introduction I live in Southam, England, and write (and read lots of) poetry. My prose memoir, A Sky Full Of Birds, is out now from Rider Books. My poetry collection, The Elephant Tests, is available from Nine Arches Press. My previous collection, hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica, was published by Nine Arches in 2010. My first collection, Troy Town, was published in March 2008 by Arrowhead Press, and my chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light, was published in 2005 by Happenstance Press.
Interests Poetry, literature, birdwatching, hill-walking cricket and music
Favorite Movies Some Like It Hot, King of Comedy, Kes, The Man Who Would Be King, Ask A Policeman (Will Hay film with the best/worst poem ever)
Favorite Music Yo La Tengo, Robyn Hitchcock, Richard Thompson, Guided By Voices, XTC, The Triffids, The Go-Betweens, Warren Zevon, lots of alt (and not so alt) country
Favorite Books A Month In The Country, Njal's Saga, The Great Gatsby, Diary Of A Nobody, The Go-Between, pretty much any edition of Wisden. Poetry-wise, John Clare, Mercian Hymns, RS Thomas, John Ash and lots more