A Commonplace is a dialogue about how poetry is made and how it makes a difference to our lives. Jonathan Davidson’s quiet but distinctive poems including pieces from the 17th Century, from Kyiv and Lisbon, and from Finland and Nicaragua are complemented by outstanding work by sixteen other poets and translators.
Littered with unruly footnotes and featuring a gazetteer and bibliography, A Commonplace invites the reader to experience poetry as a lived art form.
Jonathan has been such a huge help in the forming and developing of VERVE, giving us advice and support in his role at Writing West Midlands and Birmingham Literature Festival. He has generously hosted events at each of our festival and we hope he will continue to do so for years to come!
Date: 1st August 2020
Extent: 100 pp