Damian Walford Davies was born in Aberystwyth in 1971 and since 1997 has taught in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University where he is now Professor and Head of Department. A co-written collection of poems, Whiteout, appeared from Parthian in 2006, and his first full collection, Suit of Lights, was published by Seren in 2009 and selected for our Autumn 2009 Bookcase. His latest poetry collection, Witch (Seren, 2012), offers a thrilling portrait of a Suffolk village in the throes of the witchcraft hunts of the mid-seventeenth century.
Committed to a poetry of irony and subversive play, his work explores the darker side of the lyric. He is currently completing a collection entitled Alabaster Girls, whose central sequence responds in pared-down notation to the moon landings of 1969–72.