Matthew Francis

Matthew Francis

I am a poet, novelist and Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University. I am the author of five poetry collections, Blizzard, Dragons, Whereabouts, Mandeville and Muscovy , two novels, WHOM and The Book of the Needle, and a collection of short stories, Singing a Man to Death. I am also the editor of W.S. Graham's New Collected Poems, and author of a study of Graham, Where the People Are. I live in west Wales with my wife, Creina.

The Book of the Needle

This site was last updated on 27 December, 2015 to include the lates version of my newsletter.

I also run a blog for Aberystwyth Chess Club.

On this site

Writing - About my poetry and fiction

News - My yearly newsletters, for anyone interested in my personal life (updated)

Photographs - Including some pop-up poems

Aldeburgh - An opera writing course at the famous Festival centre (yellow pages)

Estonia - Travels in the Baltic republic (green pages)

W.S. Graham - Twentieth-century Scottish poet whose work I have edited (blue pages)