David Briggs is an English writer and teacher.

He received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors, and his first collection, The Method Men (Salt, 2010) was shortlisted for the London Festival New Poetry Prize. His second collection, Rain Rider was released in November 2013.

In the hours between sitting down to write he is Head of English at the Grammar School in Bristol.

Learn more about David and his work here.

Bristol Calling

I’ll be reading from Rain Rider at The Poetry Place in Covent Garden, on Thursday 6 February, with Bristol-based poets Rachael Boast and Patrick Brandon. Rachael will also be reading from her second collection, Pilgrim’s Flower (Picador, 2013), and Patrick will be reading the excellent new work he’s been placing recently with publications such as Magma, Poetry London and Best British Poetry 2013. [...]

Topping & Company

I’m delighted to be reading from Rain Rider at Topping & Company in Bath early in the New Year. It’s one of the very best bookshops around, and they run a fantastic selection of author events. I hope you can come on Thursday 23 January. The reading will start at 8.00pm. Click on the image for [...]

The Echoing Gallery Echoes On

In late November we reconvened for a second launch of the ekphrastic anthology The Echoing Gallery (Redcliffe Press, 2013). This provided an opportunity to read for some contributors who hadn’t been able to make the first launch and, so, this time we were able to hear Jane Griffiths’s response to Ben Nicholson’s St Ives – Oval [...]

Pop-up Shop

Right at the tail-end of November I read from Rain Rider in Bath with my colleague and friend Andrew Jamison. A select audience, admittedly, but a stunning venue: it was a vain but delightful pleasure to hear our voices echoing about the vaulted spaces of the Walcot Chapel Gallery. It’s a great space, and on this occasion [...]

Poems from the Oak Room

In November I was invited to read from my new book at the Fox and Hounds in Cattistock, as a guest at the celebratory launch of Poems From the Oak Room. Annie Freud (pictured) chairs a writing group that meets regularly at this terrific Dorset pub, and they’ve just published an anthology of their work with [...]

Bristol Poetry Festival

I’ll be launching my second collection, Rain Rider, at the Arnolfini on Sunday 6 October, reading alongside Rachael Boast and Louis de Bernières.

The Echoing Gallery

I’ll be reading with the other contributors at the launch of this book on Wednesday 2 October, from 7.30pm, at the Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill. Edited by Rachael Boast, and beautifully produced by Redcliffe Press, the book is an anthology of ekphrastic poems inspired by artworks in the city of Bristol. Some take [...]