I started writing poetry back in 1991 when I was sixteen and my mother died. I needed a way to express the anger and grief I was
feeling at the time, and my English teacher suggested I should start writing. Poetry seemed the perfect medium. I filled exercise book after exercise book with words. They currently reside in a box
in my father's garage about 10,500 miles away from where I am geographically and emotionally.
However, the themes I developed as a teenager stuck with me, and unless I purposefully set out to write a 'happy' poem, my material
is always dark and often leaves the reader with a 'what if?'
I've made a selection of my most recent poetry available for free - check it out via the menu on the left. I've included a brief
commentary after each poem to give insight into my writing process and inspiration. These poems, plus a much larger selection will make up a new publication of dark and horror poetry I am developing
If you'd like to offer feedback, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit my Instagram account (@katiamdavis) where I also publish a selection of poetry along with some book