Lacuna, the Launch Pictures!

I am delighted!  A friend of the family, photographer, Andrew Miller; kindly sent me pictures of the Lacuna book launch.  I am very pleased to share these with Mr Miller’s kind permission.

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Published!  Hooray!

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Poets, performers, and personal heroes of mine.  My friends, Mike Alma, Alan Durham and Polly Stretton; kindly read at the Lacuna launch.

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Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear, wowed the audience.

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My youngest son, Oscar Davis, read his favourite poem: ‘A Good Boy’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Oscar truly stole the show, people are still talking about his performance!

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Alan, Mike, Polly and I read my poem, ‘Beyond the Realms of Redemption’ together.  A wonderful performance, I loved every second of it.

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I celebrated with family and friends, including Worcestershire Literary Festival Poetry Slam Champion, Charley Barnes (pictured right) and Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear (left).  I am blessed to be pals with such talented and lovely ladies.

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This is my brother, Damien (who took the amazing picture for Lacuna’s front cover) and my beautiful niece, Ellie (Uncle Baldy’s Princess).

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My editor, the brilliant poet, Polly Stretton, with Oscar.  They just taught my eldest daughter, Willow, ‘jazz hands’!

Signing some books!

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And kissing gorgeous girls!  This is the photographer, Andrew Miller’s wife, Karen.  ‘Kazzie’ looks after our children when we are at work and they are not at school or nursery, we would be lost without her, and love her dearly.

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Wonderful day, luckiest man alive.  Thank you to my publisher, Black Pear Press, and to all who came to the launch.  Memories that will last a life-time.

Those who still want to get their hands on a copy of Lacuna get one here:

Kieran Davis

Best wishes and much love from Baldy.

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Son Shine

 

 

jd

 

 

I tried to teach you lessons

that I never learned,

preached about passions,

the bridges I burned,

and I spoke of the world

like it was somewhere I had been,

warned you away from girls,

take it all away, unclean,

that anthem, that screamer,

I almost coughed up a lung,

this daft, old daydreamer,

born old to die young,

thankfully, you did not listen,

too much like your dad,

I leave proud tears to glisten

on memories we have had.

 

 

 

 

I love you, sunshine.

Promotion Begins

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The ‘Lacuna’ launch campaign begins with David of Sub Studio, the chap who took my profile picture for the inside cover of my book.  David is proudly sporting a launch poster in his shop (and not just because he gets acknowledged in the book!).

Thank you Sub Studio!

In the spirit of community and mutual promotion, I am happy to tell you what a professional and talented photographer David is.  My family proudly post the pictures he took on social media and they adorn many of our walls!

Lacuna, published by Black Pear Press, will be launched at Drummonds in Worcester on Sunday 14th August, come for the free cake, stay for the poetry and party after!

The evening will include readers from Polly Stretton, Mike Alma and Alan Durham, not to be missed!