Poet in residence

David Briggs, the current BPI Poet-in-residence. © David Briggs

David Briggs is the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award and has published widely in magazines and journals. His work also features in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010). His first full collection, The Method Men (Salt, 2010), was shortlisted for the London Festival Poetry Prize. His second book, Rain Rider (Salt, 2013), was a winter selection for the PBS. He lives, teaches, writes and makes music in Bristol.

In the same way a refrain draws the listener into a song, the echoes, the repetition of keywords, returning themes, characters and motifs implicate the reader in Briggs’s lines.

Angelina Ayers, Sabotage Reviews

Rain Rider shows Briggs fearlessly using the full resources of language and culture for serious pleasure.

Laurie Smith, Magma

Poetry collections

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David Briggs, Rain Rider (Salt Publishing, 2013)

David Briggs, The Method Men (Salt Publishing, 2010)

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