Jonathan Davidson is a poet, writer and literature activist. He lives in the English Midlands but works internationally. His poetry has been widely published and he has also written memoir and criticism. His radio dramas and adaptations have been broadcast by BBC Radios 3 and 4. Much of his work is focussed on how writing – especially poetry – is experienced by readers and listeners.

Jonathan’s latest poetry collection is A Commonplace – Apples, Bricks & Other People’s Poems (Smith|Doorstop, August 2020). A conversation about how poetry exists as the underlying geology of our lives, Jonathan’s poems are complemented by work of other poets, littered with unruly footnotes. More…

A Commonplace
Bricks, Apples and Other People’s Poems

Published as Print and E-book on 1st August 2020

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A Poetry Course…

On behalf of the Welshpool Poetry Festival, Jonathan Davidson is running a Five Week Short Course on Zoom called Writing Poems and Getting Them Out There

It will run on five evenings from 19:00 – 21:00 GMT on Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th March 2021.

Booking deadline: Thursday 25th February 2021. More details here.  

Other news…

A Commonplace has been included in The Morning Star’s ‘Best of 2020: Poetry‘ list, having been nominated by the poet Rosie Miles.

Jonathan now has a bookshop page on www.bookshop.org enabling some of the books mentioned in On Poetry and A Commonplace to be bought (with independent bookshops and Jonathan both receiving a 10% commission on the value of any books ordered.)

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Upcoming events will be posted here as they are confirmed.

Kendal Poetry Festival, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT, Tuesday 23rd February, 2021, poetry workshop

Kendal Poetry Festival, 14.00 – 15:00 GMT, Thursday 25th February, 2021, talk about A Commonplace

Welshpool Poetry Festival, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT, Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th March 2021, poetry workshop

Event Recordings

Book Launch, Sunday 2nd August, 2020

A recording of the Sunday 2nd August 2020 on-line launch of A Commonplace with Jonathan Davidson, Jo Bell, Sue Brown, Gregory Leadbetter and Peter Sansom. More…

Ó Bhéal Poetry Reading Series Cork, Ireland

Nine Arches Press Lunchtime In Conversation

The Swindon Spring Festival of the Arts and Literature 2020

Sheaf Mini Digital Poetry Festival 2020

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