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Hello, I’m Judy Davies
 
I am a commercial and creative writer and also a poet residing on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
 
My commercial work specializes in the medical and legal fields, preparing medical chronologies for use by attorneys and providing technical writing for medical and legal professionals. 

On the technical side, I functioned for several years in the business world writing and editing articles for professionals including business reports, newspaper columns and college presentations.  With a B.A. in English (Otterbein College) and a B.A. in Paralegal Studies (Univ. Southern Miss.)  plus 35 years working in the medical field, I am able to meet your writing needs.
 
Creative writing and poetry fit well with my other artistic pursuit, that of music. Composing poetry and short prose on the background of a career as a professional musician, I find that each inspires the other.  Some of my poetry has been set to music as art songs by my composer husband, Ken Davies.  
 
I have published prose and poetry and won several awards, including the Mississippi Poetry Society - South Branch Poet of the Year and Mississippi Senior Poet Laureate.  More music and poetry is in the works, so watch my site for further developments.

My poetry book, Poetic Images, is now available.  Special introductory price of $12.00 plus $4.00 shipping.  Order direct from Kenvad Music & Books by Paypal add-to-cart button below.

Poetic Soundscapes, a combination program of poetry with music that blends poetry writing with music composition is available for school and club presentations. It is based on our CD, Poetic Soundscapes (see below).

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Poetic Images
- by Judy Davies (2011) - size 5.5 X 8.5 inches, 78 pages of text and color pictures.

     In this first collection of nearly 40 poems, Judy Davies invites you to relax and settle in as she tempts your palate with her varied poetic images.  Sometimes controversial, often elegant and frequently touching;  Davies' poetry shows her freedom of spirit as she expertly weaves a kaleidoscope of color into her poetry.  The addition of a few brief stories to her book show that she is equally comfortable in the world of prose. So sit back, put your feet up and enjoy!


Poetic SoundscapesP 007 - listen to clips and order online at Pattisan Records.

Poetic Soundscapes - CD by Judy Davies & Ken Davies (2013)

       Seventeen of her extraordinary poems narrated by Judy to the custom composed musical settings by classical composer husband Ken.  Put this on your CD player and enjoy each poem orchestrally crafted to the perfect music and sound design. 


July 2010 -
2010-2011 and 2012 MAC
mini-grant winner
Mississippi Arts Commission logo National Endowment for the Arts NEA logo


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Professional Memberships

Gulf Coast Writers Association
Mississippi Writer's Guild
Mississippi Poetry Society
- South Branch
Society of Composers
Southeastern Composers League
Gulf Coast Opera Salon
Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters

Links

Ken Davies, composer
Googin's Gallery
Funds For Writers.com
Amy Kitchener Foundation
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)


What's New

2017

Galaxy of Verse Poetry: 1st Plc. Pirouette Award:
Turnabout and Poets Be Cool Award: To a Time Remembered; 2nd Plc. Galaxy of Cats Award: A Comical Twosome and Spare Ribs Contest: Gram's Legacy; 3rd Plc. Ogden Nash Award: Flat Tire and
On the Edge Poetry Award: I May Not Sleep, HM's Eye of the Camera Award: House for Sale and IHK
Carlson Memorial Award: Mirror, Mirror-Oh, Dear!

Published in Galaxy of Verse Anthology: Doorsteps and Picasso's Testimony.

April 2017 - Deep South Poetry published online in honor of Poetry Month: Song of Spring and For Melissa.

April 2017 - MPS Spring Festival: 1st Plc. Muddy Waters-Blues with Heat; 3rd Plc: Why Celebrate and Max's Job; HM's for Grandpa's Wisdom, Dissertation on Peanut Butter, Bonds of Love, To a Time Remembered, Election 2016, Senior Options and Requiem for an Obsolete Computer.

2016:


11/30/16-Galaxy of Verse Poetry: 1st Plc. V. M. Bailey Award: Shoulda Listened, 2nd Plc.Poetry in Form Award: Soul's Rest and Landscape
Speaks Award: Window View, 3rd Plc. Lewisville Laureate Award: No Place for Amateurs and Vimalgo Sonnet Contest: Sharing a Song, HM
Spare Ribs Contest: The Backyard.

Published in Galaxy of Verse Anthology: Little Boy's Perfect Day and The Aging Tree.

11/12/16-Writers Unlimited/MPS-SB – Short stories: 1st Plc. Finding Closure, 2nd Plc. Night Watchman, HM Hemingway's House. Poetry: 2nd Plc. The Toll of Aging, 3rd Plc. Reneé, HM's
The Old Farm and James Earl Jones.

10/15/16-MO State Poetry Society: HM for her poem Computer vs Poetry.

Oct 2 and 15, 2016. Judy's narrated poems, Artistry and Day And Night, set to husband Ken's music appeared in two concerts, at Mississippi University for Women (2nd) and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (15th) .


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