Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Austin Davis. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
- Your writing process described as a song: Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
I’ve spent a good portion of my life involved with poetry. Whether it’s been scribbling on my arm as I finish up my shift at work or filling up notebooks in my own little world, poetry is my passion and I think it is central to who I am. I write because I feel like I can change the world someday with my poetry. I believe that it has become so increasingly easy to get caught up in the fast-moving world we live in, that sometimes we miss out on so much of what it means to be alive. Writing poetry makes me feel alive. It gives me fulfillment. My goal is to try and help people with my writing, and that’s what I hope I can do with the publication of my new book, Cloudy Days, Still Nights, which was just released by Moran Press. For me, poetry provides an escape. You may never really be the same again after reading a poem that really speaks to you, and I think that’s what makes poetry so necessary, and that is the same feeling I want to share with the world.
What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
Cloudy Days, Still Nights published by Moran Press
Austin Davis’ poetry has been published widely in literary journals and magazines. His first chapbook, The Moon and Her Ocean, was published in 2017 by Fowlpox Press. Austin’s poetry is forthcoming from Your One Phone Call and Street Lights Press and his first full-length collection, Cloudy Days, Still Nights, was released by Moran Press on May 27, 2018.
See you next week, with another not-so-typical interview.