David Briggs on the Podcast

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David Briggs visits the SPL Podcast on the first stop on his Virtual Book Tour for ‘The Method Men”. David is a great guy and poet and was kind enough to read at the Golden Hour when we were in Bristol a while back. If you want to hear something new, something good —

Have a Listen:

“Ryan chats to Bristol based poet David Briggs about selling his blood, new age travellers, owning his own bar and the intricacies of assembling a poetry collection. Featuring readings from David’s book The Method Men, published by Salt.”

Presented by Ryan Van Winkle. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean. Produced by Colin Fraser of Anon Poetry Magazine http://www.anonpoetry.co.uk and @anonpoetry.

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About David Briggs

David Briggs was born in 1972, and grew up in the New Forest. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002, and has placed poems in magazines (print and online), including Poetry Life, Poetry Wales, Agenda Broadsheets, Limelight, The Guardian and Notes From the Underground. His work has also featured as a Showcase in Magma, in the anthology Reactions 5, edited by Clare Pollard, and on BBC Radio Bristol. He gained a commendation in the 2007 National Poetry Competition, and four poems were selected for the Bloodaxe anthology Identity Parade, edited by Roddy Lumsden. In the hours between sitting down to write, he is Head of English at the Grammar School in Bristol.

We recommend…

The Method Men
by David Briggs 

Salt Publishing, 2010

The Method Men explores, in a sometimes disarmingly personal way, what Larkin referred to as ‘a style our lives bring with them’ — what we are, and how that came to be.

Identity Parade (Bloodaxe Books) Identity Parade
edited by Roddy Lumsden 

Bloodaxe Books, 2010

New British and Irish poetry at a time of great vibrancy and variety.

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