Nia Davies - Then Spree

Nia Davies, a fine poet and real force for good for poetry in the UK and Europe has just released a new pamphlet with Salt. Well worth checking out, and you could view some samples here  http://niadavies.wordpress.com/poetry/

The poems in Then spree take language for a ride bare-backed through fringe-worlds: through the backwoods of forgotten histories to the watery edges of landmasses, from the sunken, frayed psyche of a man living underwater to the wild spree of a meandering imagination. This debut introduces a poet devoted to the wayward call of music and always prepared to risk terror for the rewards of song, love and insight.


“Nia Davies’s poems are sharply attentive to the realm of the ‘inner ear’, a meeting point of external and internal environments. The lines have their own intense music, but instead of approaching song’s recognition and resolution they push towards the unfamiliar. Archaeologies and soundscapes are carefully excavated in language that sparks at every turn, while multiple directions open for the reader and ‘choice is a parallelogram / best made on the slant.’” —ZOE SKOULDING