paperback due Feb 2020
March 14: HOURS Gallery 10 Colston Yard Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5BD more tbc
3:AM magazine have published Floor Plans by David Turner; 4 Poem Brut's taken from the forthcoming Hesterglock Press collection, Contained which will be out Feb, 2020.
Constantly interrogating and evaluating its scenery, ‘Contained’ investigates how the partitions within our heads resemble the walls around us. How opaque these walls seem from inside — how windows offer no relief. Incorporating image, object and audio, the poems pronounce uncertainty of truth and memory, then ask whether we need certainty. Medication-as-poison; romantic body horror; myriad ways of drowning; these are a few of the inhabitants within. But not content to lie down inside its confines, the collection explores how those of us connected by its themes find ways to call to each other through the walls. Dealing with solitude and loss, it is as much about connection, survival and hope — about continuing through the tunnel without being sure of a light at the end.
— Lizzy Turner
David Turner is the founding editor of the Lunar Poetry Podcasts series, has a City & Guilds certificate in Bench Joinery along with the accompanying scars, is known to the Bristol, Kristiansand and Southwark Community Mental Health Teams as a ‘service user’ and has represented Norway in snow sculpting competitions. Widely unpublished. Working-class. Picket line poet.
at Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit book launch II July 25th 2019
the Mayday Rooms, Fleet St. London
with thanks to SJ Fowler