Sam Meekings



Sam Meekings grew up near the south coast of England. He took an undergraduate degree in Modern History and English Literature at Mansfield College, Oxford University and, later, a Masters degree in Creative Writing at Edinburgh University. In 2005 he moved to China where he worked as a teacher and editor. He recently moved to Qatar with his wife and family to take up a post as Lecturer in poetry and creative writing at Qatar University. In 2006 and 2007 Sam was longlisted for an Eric Gregory Award for poets under 30.

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Under Fishbone Clouds

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“If it were possible to swap lives... the whole world would already have become an electric storm of flitting souls.”
Sam Meekings, Under Fishbone Clouds

“And if it does not seem possible to see between the myths, the heroes, the propaganda, the hindsight and the tall tales, then do not panic: this is the way the house of history is built, and you are already locked inside. The door has no key, and what you thought windows are simply finely drawn pictures, blurred from the touch of too many fingers.”
Sam Meekings, Under Fishbone Clouds

“Perhaps, she began to think, as she lay in the bed the two of them had shared on and off for close to fifty years, this is what love is – a wilful forgetting, remembering only the best days, the little joys and the times they felt like they were flying through their lives.”
Sam Meekings, Under Fishbone Clouds

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