Alexandra Davis lives in Suffolk with her husband and four sons and teaches English. Her poems have appeared in Agenda, Artemis and Emma Press anthologies. Her poem Stag won the Brian Dempsey Prize in 2017 and resulted in their publishing SPROUTS. The title poem was commended in the Back Room Poets Open Competition in 2015 and Loss was commended by Andrew MacMillan in the Ver Poetry Open Competition in 2016. Web: www.alexandrapoet.wordpress.co.uk.
ISBN: 978-1-907435-46-1 Published September 2017 24 poems Perfect-bound paperback 36 pages 15cm wide x 21cm tall
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Rebecca Goss writes: "Alexandra Davis takes a magnifying glass to familial encounters, describing what she sees there with an honest and unsentimental eye. Her poems explore the fragility of being human, recognising the affection and hurt we can inflict upon each other, but there is such wiseness here, such tender detail, it left me feeling I had read something affirming, and hopeful."
ISBN: 978-1-907435-71-3 Published September 2018 60 pages of prose and poems perfect-bound paperback 15cm wide x 21cm tall
TORCHES AND SPARKS responses to the poetry of the First World War
A critical appreciation of the poems of the WWI war poets Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Ivor Gurney, Laurence Binyon, Edward Thomas and Edgar Wallace. The second half of the book includes poems written by Alexandra Davis in response to them.