The Awkward People

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Suz Winspear, known throughout Worcestershire and beyond for being a Worcestershire Poet Laureate and Worcester’s Gothic Queen, is launching her new collection!

The Awkward People, published by Black Pear Press (and available to buy here: https://blackpear.net/authors-and-books/worcestershire-litfest-fringe/suz-winspear/) is a true testament to Suz’s outstanding ability to capture the imagination and share uncanny observation.

The Awkward People book launch will be held at Drummonds (The Swan With Two Nicks) in Worcester on Sunday 14th January.  Come along to celebrate Suz’s well deserved success, and enjoy some wonderful performances from some of Worcestershire’s finest.  Doors open at 3.30PM for a Four O’clock start.  There is a bar, and I heard it will be hosted by that handsome bald fellow you all love.

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A Cache of Flashes

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This year’s Worcestershire Literary Festival Flash Fiction anthology is now available from Black Pear Press!  Featuring some of the finest flash fiction writers from across the globe, this collection is sure to impress.  Get your copy here: https://blackpear.net/2016/11/16/the-2016-litfest-flash-fiction-anthology-a-cache-of-flashes/

Best wishes from Baldy

Her Majesty The Queen Has A Copy

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Her Majesty, The Queen received her copy of Lacuna.

Have you got yours?  Lacuna, the debut collection of poetry from yours truly (prize-winning poet, Kieran Davis, AKA Baldypoems) is available here:

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Sure, you can get it on Amazon too, but I’d love for you to buy directly from the publisher, Black Pear Press.

Edited by the remarkable Polly Stretton, and sporting a blurb written by the legendary Paul F. Lenzi, Lacuna is sure to delight lovers of poetry.

Thank you to all for the continued support.

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:

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Best wishes and much love from Baldy.

Lacuna on Amazon

Delighted to say my publisher, Black Pear Press, has now released Lacuna on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lacuna-Kieran-Davis-ebook/dp/B01KVOOQLI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1472895727&sr=8-6&keywords=lacuna

A big thank you to all those who have already got their copy, and especially – to all who have supported and encouraged me throughout the publication process and subsequent promotion.  Thank you!

Lacuna at Costa

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Thank you!  Thank you to Louis and the team at Costa Coffee, proudly supporting the launch of Lacuna by popping up a poster.  Everyone knows how nice the service usually is at Costa, and the Worcester branches are no exception.

Lacuna is launched this Sunday (14th August) at Drummonds, New Street, Worcester at 4PM.  There will be a lovely selection of cake, thanks to Steve Kilmartin and Innovate, a chance to get a book signed, and some amazing performances of poetry.

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