Jonathan Davidson retraces his immersion in poetry, from childhood onwards, listening carefully to the shapes it made in the air. Looking closely at poems by Maura Dooley and Peter Didsbury, amongst others, and examining the impact of hearing Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy and Earnesto Cardenal, he offers a very personal response to the public and private experiences of poetry.
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 March 2018
Extent: 60 pp