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     David Briggs is an English poet and teacher. He was born in 1972, and grew up in the New Forest. David received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2002, and has placed poems in a wide range of magazines and journals, including Poetry ReviewPoetry LondonPoetry WalesNew StatesmanThe GuardianAgenda, IotaStride, New Walk, and International Times.
     His work has featured as a Showcase in Magma, in the anthology Reactions 5, edited by Clare Pollard, in Roddy Lumsden’s Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010), Rupert Loydell’s Smartarse (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2011), Todd Swift’s Lungjazz (Cinnamon, 2012) and on BBC Radio. He also gained a commendation in the 2007 National Poetry Competition.
     David’s first collection The Method Men (Salt, 2010) was shortlisted for the London Festival New Poetry Award. His second Rain Rider (Salt, 2013) is a winter selection of the Poetry Book Society.

     He lives, teaches and writes in Bristol, England.

 

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