Rogue Strands, August 2017

Davies’ poetry relishes a sense of otherness which unsettles at first. At certain moments, conjunctions, prepositions or articles are suppressed, contractions avoided, nouns turned into verbs, everything often wrapped in the aural effect of repeated vowels. This means that the reader initially has to feel a way through these poems as if sight were blurred. However, as we get to grips with Davies’ idiosyncratic use of language, the consequence is that a perspective is eventually revealed afresh, brighter and more vivid than we could have expected.

Read full review by Matthew Stewart at Rogue Strands


Under the Radar (ed. J. Commane) Issue 19, Summer 2017

Two of my poems from Bolt Down This Earth appear in the magazine this quarter. For those who don’t know, Under the Radar is the flagship periodical from Nine Arches Press, dedicated to presenting “a lively mix of the best up-and-coming and established poets and writers, as well as reviews and articles.”

Find out more, and buy a copy of the issue, here:

Swindon Poetry Festival, 5.30pm Oct 5th 2017, with Nina Lewis and Stephen Daniels

V FORMATION – POETS of V. PRESS RJ Museum Tent-Palace

A celebration of three new and exciting voices in British poetry: Stephen Daniels, Gram Joel Davies and Nina Lewis.
Stephen Daniels is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry and Strange Poetry websites. His debut pamphlet Tell Mistakes I Love Them was published in 2017 by V. Press. Gram Joel Davies lives in Devon and his pamphlet, Bolt Down This Earth was V. Press’ Forward Prize nominee for 2017. Nina Lewis is Worcestershire Poet Laureate and her debut pamphlet Fragile Houses was published by V. Press in 2016.

17:30 to 18:30

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