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WHO IS
DANNY ADAMS?

Well, in short, I'm a writer of poetry and short stories, living in the Hampshire area.


Generally less concerned by messages and explicit meaning, my interests are in exploring characters, emotions, perspectives and thoughts, frequently in relation to themes and motifs.


I often dub my work as 'experiential,' since I'm particularly fascinated by the experiences associated with the reception of writing and, more broadly speaking, art.


As a result, I've recently taken to creating work which is often written with other artistic works in mind, such as in my recent project,

no humming heard; the radio's last broadcast.

 

SELECTED POEMS

Some poems I'm particularly fond of. Hopefully you will be too.
If you'd like to see more archived works, follow the links at the footer of this section.

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RAIL YARD
NURSERY RHYME

...an abandoned fun house

for abandoned people, but


there were no people there...

BACKROOM

...the backroom was empty
when they first moved in,
but never since...

IN THE MORNING

...time creeps
into the induction rings; they tick
and the tick has the echo
of a hollow place
made from soup tins and
tinnitus...

 

NEWS & UPDATES

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dark matter - how cold is the sun album
Bad Betty Press

WORKING WITH BANDIT FICTION!

I'm now working alongside Bandit Fiction as an Editor and Submissions Reader for fiction and poetry alike. Check them out to find work from new and exciting voices in the writing scene, or perhaps give their Feedback and Editorial services a go to give your own work the lift you've been looking for!

I GOT PUBLISHED IN SPLENDID FRED MAGAZINE!

Check out my sequence of reactionary poems, written in response to the dark, fascinating and disturbing album, How cold is the sun?

SHORTLISTED FOR A PAMPHLET COLLECTION!

I recently submitted a poetry pamphlet manuscript for publication with the incredible Bad Betty Press. Although I wasn't successful in being published, I was however shortlisted! Exciting times!

If you'd like to read one of the poems from the manuscript, follow the link below.

 
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MY PROJECTS

Check out some of the latest projects I've been working on, both individually and collaboratively

 

EVENTS & OTHER HAPPENINGS

As someone who's still finding their feet as a writer, I know that finding readily accessible opportunities can be either a struggle or a swamp. Here you'll find some of the events I know of and often love to attend. Quite a few are open-mic nights which are a great way to get a foothold in the local writing scene, for sharing work and hearing/seeing others' work too.

 

THE POETRY PLATFORM

Winchester

The Poetry Platform is an open-mic night held on the first Tuesday of every month and is open to newcomers and seasoned performers alike. The event runs out of The Railway Inn pub in Winchester and is a literal stone's throw away from the train station. It's a great little place and a favourite/staple of the student writing scene in Winchester, being only a fifteen minute walk from the university.

WRITE SIDE OF THE TRACKS

Eastleigh

Another wonderful open-mic evening, Write Side Of The Tracks takes place every third Tuesday of the month. Hosted by the Steam Town Brew House in Eastleigh, it's within spitting distance of the train station. For some added charm, the evening is often held inside the brewery room itself, so you could even end up experiencing the inner workings of the bar!

FRIENDS & FELLOW WRITERS

Some lovely lovely people I know who have a wonderful way with words

 

KIND WORDS

From some lovely readers and fellow writers.
For elaborations and more, follow the link below

 

...a great deal of 'poetic intelligence'... [an] intellectual poise which means the poems... have an ingenious quality.

GET IN TOUCH

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"Perhaps some kind of quote..."

Appropriately cited here

Maybe something a bit like an Insta poetry post - but much more self-aware, less general and far more coherent

 
 
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A note for those wonderful mobile users out there:

Due to the nature of some of my work, there are often formatting issues with spacing.

Unfortunately, due to tech limitations, this is something I am unable to fix.

For the full experimental spacing experiences, why not check out the desktop version of the site?

Alternatively you can check out my Twitter for exclusive, small mobile-friendly poems.

Thanks for understanding,

D.

©2019 Danny Adams