Poet, RLF Fellow at the British Library, Fellow of the English Association
Hilary Davies has published four collections of poetry from Enitharmon Press, the most recent of which, Exile and the Kingdom, was praised in the Times Literary Supplement as ‘writing joy. While this collection ranges widely, imaginatively, with fierce intelligence, it is the quietly powerful love poems that remain when the journey is over.’ She has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at King’s College, London (2012-6) and the British Library (2018-9). She is a former Chairman of the Poetry Society of Great Britain, a Fellow of the Temenos Academy and of the English Association. In 2023 she was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Environmental Poet of the Year award.
She has lectured and written on the relationship between poetry and theology in the work of David Jones, G.M. Hopkins, Henry Vaughan, Thomas Traherne, Christina Rossetti and Emily Dickinson, and is a regular contributor to The Tablet and Art and Christianity.
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