The Honest Ulsterman

blog_14_5320419821a6d-740x0James Meredith by William Simpson

I have a poem, Pirate Days, published in the latest edition of The Honest Ulsterman

PUBLISHED 15/02/2018






Acolada July—August 2017

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I have 23 new tanka published in translation in the latest issue (July—August 2017) of Romanian Literary journal Acolada. The poems can be found on page 19.

Many thanks, as always, to Dr. Iacob Olimpia for the translations into Romanian.

Click link below for a free pdf of the issue.

REVISTA ACOLADA July – August 2017

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a wine cup with base

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“However gifted and accomplished a man may be, there is something lacking if he does not pursue the art of love. He is like a precious wine cup without a base.” 

From Essays in idleness by Yoshida Kenkō, 1330—1332.

a wine cup with base by James Meredith

“A collection of 120 haiku, senryu and tanka, a wine cup with base is a love story told through the movement of the seasons. Meredith displays an engaging honesty and candidness, without threatening to compromise the tender tone throughout the entire sequence.”

Published 18/08/16 by Pen Points Press, Belfast.

Cover illustration and author photograph by William Simpson.

To purchase a copy please see link below:

a wine cup with base (purchase here)

burnt offering by James Meredith & Paulina Popa


burnt offering / ardere de tot, a two poet collection by James Meredith (Ireland) & Paulina Popa (Romania), was published in February 2016 by Emia, Romania ( in a bilingual (Romanian & English) hardback edition.

ISBN: 978-973-753-342-5.

The collection includes 10 poems from each poet. My poems are:


(first published in ‘Lagan Press online: Poetry Originals’ Ireland)


(first published in ‘Lagan Press online: Poetry Originals’ Ireland)


(first published in ‘Semne,’ Romanian Literary Journal)

After the Harvest

(first published in ‘Tellus,’ journal of the Classics Department of the University of Cambridge, England)

Autumn Landscapes

(first published in ‘Abridged: 0-13: Mara, Ireland)


Burnt Offering.

Hopper Revisited.

The Room.



My poems were translated into Romanian by Dr. Olimpia Iacob, and I co-translated Paulina Popa’s poems into English with her.

Cover photo of burnt offering / ardere de tot by John Baucher.





Shift #4: Revolution


I have a poem, ‘Changes,’ published in Shift #4: Revolution.

Published 08/03/2016.

The fanzine can be purchased directly from SHIFT at events or from #CafeNervosa, in Derry, Northern Ireland, for £2.

It can also be purchased at #LittleAcornsBookstore, The Yellow Yard, Derry, for £2.50.

For online sales, prices may vary. Please contact for details.