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May 2017

Wells Fountain Poets, Monday 5th June, 8pm, Rose and Crown, St John Street, Wells (BA5 1SW)

I’ll read for 1/2 hour and there is also an open floor for poetry readings later.

From Wells Fountain Poets Website:

Next month we shall be meeting in the Cocktail Bar at the back of the Rose and Crown, St John Street, Wells (BA5 1SW) on MondayJune 5th, 7.45 for 8pm start. Free parking round the corner in Broad Street or at the Bus Station car-park.
The featured poet on this occasion will be Gram Joel Davies – see below.

The charge is normally £2. Meetings start promptly at 8pm and finish about 9.30 or 10. They are friendly and informal. There is a lot of laughter and occasionally a few tears. We listen in a spirit of respect to every poem, whether it comes from a published poet or a complete beginner. Each reader gets a chance to read two poems. Some people come just to listen, and some listeners become contributors.

See you there!

Launch! Bolt Down This Earth (@vpresspoetry) Live at The Arts House, Bristol, 24th May, 7-9pm

Book launch party, everyone welcome.

Bolt Down This Earth (from V. Press 2017) is “very vital and very charged”. Gram Joel Davies reads from his début collection.

Special guests Ben Banyard (see Clear Poetry; Indigo Dreams)
and Tom Sastry (Laureate’s Choice, Smith/Doorstep).

An evening of poetry.

Plus, music to lift your hat off from David Bosankoe! (

Please join us to help celebrate the release of Bolt Down This Earth. Meet up, listen, enjoy. All poets’ books available at discount. Bar on site.

£2 on door. 7pm.
The Arts House,
108A Stokes Croft
Bristol, United Kingdom

What the critics say about Gram’s poetry:

“I was entranced by his reading and by his assured writing ability and equally assured delivery”
Steve Spence, Shearsman

“Full-throated and confident in its own power to convince”
Martin Malone, The Interpreter’s House

“Weaving something rich and new that casts its melancholy spell over the reader, but never excludes them”
Julia Webb, Nine Arches

“He has a presence and the voice to bring it all together”
Paul Tobin, Lapwing