David Ralph Lewis

Poet and Author

Photo taken by Sam Cavender @samsnapsalot
Photo taken by Sam Cavender

I'm a poet and short story writer based in Bristol, UK, whose work has been nominated for the Forward Prize and has appeared in Neon Magazine, Nine Muses Poetry and Marble Poetry. My first poetry chapbook, Our Voices in the Chaos, was published by Selcouth Station in October 2019. I self published a second tiny pamphlet in October 2020 called Refraction.

I have a number of other books available, including three that are free to download. Go here to browse and download. On this website, I maintain a blog about writing, art and politics as well as any other random topic. Often I scrawl over newspapers to create erasure poetry.

When not writing, I enjoy dancing badly at gigs, attempting to grow vegetables and taking photos. I understand a very, very small amount of what is going on in the world.

You can follow me on: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Or you can contact me here. I'm available for readings, commissions or anything else.

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Recent Posts

Falling Ash

13 Jul 2021

Erasure poem: Shooting stars collide/with whispers of fog/ and escape

Taken from Crack Magazine, July 2021.

In rare personal news, I got engaged over the weekend to my partner of seven years, Mel. I’m ridiculously happy.

Hiding in Embers

13 Jul 2021

In shuffling smoke/ I have lost myself. In the disparate wildfire/ I felt intertwined/ and irrational.

Taken from Crack Magazine, May 2021.


02 Jul 2021

It starts with a whisper,
muttered half phrases
and small slanders shaking
leaves, pushing wind chimes
into gentle collisions.