Nia Davies is a poet experimenting with performance, embodied practice, intermedia and hybrid writing. She is also a writer, researcher, performer and literary curator. Nia was recently awarded a doctorate for research into poetry and ritual at the University of Salford. Her first book-length collection of poems All fours (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) was shortlisted for the Roland Matthias Prize for Poetry (2018) and longlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for First collection (2019). This followed the pamphlets England (Crater, 2017), Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words (Hafan/Boiled String, 2016) and Then Spree (Salt, 2012).
She was editor of the international quarterly magazine Poetry Wales from 2014 to 2019. Other publications include Interversions (Poetrywala, 2018) with Mamta Sagar, Roid Rage (2019) with Rhys Trimble, Ooze Disco with (forthcoming) with Amy McCauley and a handmade miniature art book Key Blank from the Literary Pocket Book (2018). Oceanik – a poem with video work by Lucia Sellars was winner of Outstanding Poem and Poetry Impact award from the Film and Video Poetry Society, 2018. Nia’s approach is transcultural; she has collaborated and curated internationally and her poetry has been translated widely.
Her current research and practice focuses on embodiment, ecology, sexuality, experimentation, movement, Cymraeg, and intercultural art practice. She is currently preparing manuscripts of poetry, poetics and essay for publication.
beautiful inspiring writing, thank you
Nia, as I read you and read about you I can’t help thinking you would love a program two of my teacher/soul guides are giving in Wales this coming summer. Called “Romancing the World: Soulcraft and the Poetic Imagination”. You can read more about it at http://www.animas.org/programDetail.asp?program_ID=22&programYear=2011. They offer the deepest, riches, most creative work I’ve ever done.
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