I am currently receiving lots of praise for my third book, Dirty Old Town, which focuses on the Football League years of Wrexham AFC, between 1921-2008. However, there are other strings to my bow than this, but the cost of living crisis is making me need to promote the other books that I have written. In 2019, I released a compilation of poetry entitled Dancing on Thin Ice. This features Tanka, Haiku and List Poems over 76 pages. It can be bought for just £5 as a PDF Download or to order a physical copy visit my Shop page on this website.
It is a good read, and if you don’t believe me, maybe you should look at the following endorsements that I am honoured to have adorning the back cover of this publication:
“Nathan is a force of nature and an inspiration. To create in the face of great struggle is a noble feat. That Nathan refuses to be silenced by his personal circumstances or by a political system that appears to actively penalise those who need the most support is a testament to his strength, both as an individual and writer. It would be easy for Nathan to fold inward, to focus solely on his own experience, but while these poems do offer deeper, heart-wrenching insights into his world of living with Ataxia, they also artfully illustrate our writer’s wider crusade to campaign for justice and fair treatment for all who are dis-abled by their interactions with our ableist world. These are not poems that sit easily with a reader of any conscience. There is nowhere for any fair minded person to hide in Nathan’s words, that reflect the rock-hard world of his experience. By firing these sniper gunshots of truth, Nathan refuses to shy away from the casualties created by our unjust world, instead he zooms the lens in closer, daring the reader to blink first”.
“If you don’t want to hear profanities, look away now. Nathan Davies’ collection of tanka is not for the faint-hearted or conflict-avoidant, nor for the reader who finds it easier to feel pity than rage. Davies brings us up close and personal with his articulate anger, which has its roots in an intolerance of social injustice. These are important poems which punch above their 5 line weight, leaving us readers inspired, enraged, motivated to act and defeated before we’ve started. Every line is delivered in the authentic voice of someone who knows only too well what he’s talking about”
These are humbling words and the fact that they come from two renowned poets that I admire completely, means so much to me. They have both influenced my writing, and made it possible for the book to be created.
While I am giving out thanks I must pay tribute to Ter-Jaiden Wray who designed the front cover and my friend and poetic mentor, Ted Eames, who has been instrumental in helping me reach this point.
I hope those who buy a copy get much enjoyment from my poems…