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: 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.


Lacuna at Boston Tea Party


Thank you!  Thank you to Emma, the manager of Boston Tea Party, and to Tilly (pictured below) for proudly promoting the Lacuna launch.  Boston Tea Party boasts a magnificent array of beverages for any occasion and serves tasty treats all day.  Their breakfasts are impressive and their cakes are delicious.

Lacuna is published by Black Pear Press and available from August 14th.  The book launch takes place at Drummonds on New Street, Worcester, at 4PM.  Performances at the launch include, Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear, The Magnificent Mike Alma (author of 33 Years in the Lane), Worcesterhire Literary Festival Flash Fiction champion, The Amazing Alan Durham; and Perfect Poet – Polly Stretton (of ‘Girl’s Got Rhythm’ fame).

Also performing are: prize-winning poet, Kieran (Baldypoems) Davis and his son, Oscar (who will be reading his favourite poem ‘A Good Boy’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Come for the free cake, but stay for the poetry and party afterwards!


Keep smiling 🙂

Lacuna at Jessica’s


Thank you!  Thank you to all the team at Jessica’s, the sweet shop on Mealcheapen Street, Worcester.  Jessica’s is proudly promoting the Lacuna launch by popping up one of my posters.

Sweet!  Most of those whom know me, know of my sweet tooth and often remark about my ever present pick ‘n’ mix.  This is where I buy it!  I’m sure I should buy shares in Jessica’s (or my dentist’s practice!).  The team here are lovely, always friendly and helpful, and wonderful with my children.  But most importantly, they stock all my favourite sweets!

Lacuna goes live on Sunday 14th August and is launched by publisher, Black Pear Press.  The event of the year takes place at Drummonds (New Street, Worcester) at 4PM.  With readings from the magnificent Mike Alma, the amazing Alan Durham, perfect poet, Polly Stretton and Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear; Kieran (Baldypoems) Davis -will knock your socks off!

Lacuna at His & Hers


Thank you!  Thank you to Peter, Porter, Michael and Matthew at His & Hers barber shop on Broad Street of Worcester; proudly promoting the launch of Lacuna.

It is always pleasant to visit, get a cool cut (or a head polish in my case!) and enjoy their company.  These Gentlemen are quick with a joke and full of interesting trivia.  I’d like to thank them for always fitting me in at short notice and being so nice to my children when they’re with me.

Lacuna is published by Black Pear Press on Sunday 14th August.  The launch takes place at Drummonds (28 New Street, Worcester, WR1 2DP at 4PM).  Come along for the free cake, stay for the poetry and party after!

Best wishes from Baldy 🙂


Lacuna at The Ambleside Fish Bar


Thank you!  Thank you to Tony and Andy at Ambleside Fish Bar, proudly promoting the ‘Lacuna’ book launch.  Ambleside Fish Bar is an experience in itself, home to Worcester’s yummiest fried treats.  Every visit is entertaining, as the delightful staff sing songs and make jokes, serving customers with more than a smile.

Tony and Andy are true pillars of their local community, friendly and fun to be around; and proof that genuine gentlemen still exist!

Lacuna is published by Black Pear Press and will be launched in Worcester on Sunday 14th August at Drummonds (The Swan With Two Nicks) on New street, WR1 2DP.  The event starts at 4PM, with a book signing and will then proceed with poetry readings from The Magnificent Mike Alma, The Amazing Alan Durham, Perfect Poet, Polly Stretton, Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Suz Winspear; and yours truly – Kieran Davis (also known as Baldypoems).

And now, I am truly excited to announce a recent addition to the line-up…

My 5 year old boy, Oscar!  Oscar is going to read his favourite poem ‘A Good Boy’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.  I am so excited I could burst!  Come for free cake, stay for the poetry and party after!


Thanks again to Tony, Andy and the team at Ambleside Fish bar, see you all soon!  Best wishes from Baldy x



I am delighted to finally be able to share this.  I have been fortunate.  I have been published in many anthologies and magazines over the years, but now…

My debut collection of poetry will be published by Black Pear Press.  ‘Lacuna’ will be available this summer.  There will be a book launch and everyone will be invited.

I am the most excited I have ever been.  Thank you all for your love and support, I can’t wait to share more details and will be sure to keep you all posted on events as they arise.

Keep smiling, best wishes from Baldy 🙂