Excitement for Legacy Launch

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Exciting news!  My publisher, Black Pear Press, has been working hard on my second collection, ‘Legacy’.  I am delighted to announce I received the penultimate edit this morning, and the book launch is now imminent (weeks away, maybe a month or so!).

I was humbled by Lacuna’s success, thrilled it was popular, and grateful for the readership it found.  More, I am deeply honoured that Black Pear Press have seen something in my poetry that has prompted them to publish a second, more lengthy collection.

Legacy sees the publication of some longer poems and a few more personal pieces, but keeps with my style of delivering mostly succinct and evocative poetry.  I am extremely grateful to my editor, Polly Stretton for her dedication and friendship.

I am also grateful to my brother, Damien Davis, for his stunning cover, and to my friend, Paul F. Lenzi; for his support, guidance and kind words (see his blurb on my back cover!).

I am blessed.  Truly.  Thank you all for your support, I can’t wait to announce a release date.

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Lacuna on Facebook

My publisher, Black Pear Press, kindly set up a page on Facebook.  Pictures from the book launch can be found there.  Take a look!

https://www.facebook.com/Lacuna-by-Kieran-Davis-1205013262891612/

Lacuna (For Paul F. Lenzi)

The sky was a bruised blue,

a prelude of the night,

a prequel to the prophecy

that legend known as ‘light’,

the coming day was but a myth

to those deprived of sleep,

the horror of the haunted heart,

a secret none should keep.

 

 

Written for a hugely encouraging and amazingly talented poet.  Paul F. Lenzi is a personal hero of mine, a man who has made an astonishing contribution to the world of poetry; and has nurtured the gifts of many budding and accomplished poets.  We celebrate National Poetry Day today, I aim to do so by honouring the talented poets who give me so much to celebrate.

 

 

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.

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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