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James Meredith is from Belfast on the island of Ireland.
His stories & poems have been published in Ireland, the UK, Europe & the USA, including The Stinging Fly, Abridged, The Honest Ulsterman, The Incubator Journal, Lagan Press Poetry Originals, 34th Parallel, A Hundred Gourds, FourXFour Poetry, Tellus & Black and Blue amongst others.
A collection of his poetry, Drawers of Sand, was published in July 2014 alongside Romanian poet Laurian Lodoaba by Editura Tempul (Romania) in a bilingual edition. ISBN: 978-973-612-552-5.
burnt offering / ardere de tot, a two poet collection with Romanian poet Paulina Popa, was published in February 2016 by Emia Press, Romania (www.emia.ro) in a bilingual (Romanian & English) hardback edition. ISBN: 978-973-753-342-5. The collection includes 10 poems from each poet.
He has also had poetry & haiku published in translation in Romania in the literary journals Acolada, Alternante, Contempuranil, Confesiuni, Convorbiri Literare, Poezia & Semne.
He is a past winner of the Brian Moore Short Story Award (Ireland).
He is also the author of three short plays, Shadow & Light: a monologue ( LunchBox Theatre), Don’t Get Me Wrong (part of ‘Arrivals’ from Terra Nova Productions), & Secrets (part of ‘Arrivals 2’ from Terra Nova Productions).
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