Writing
Poetry
In print David's poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies (including Poetry Review, The London Magazine and in various pamphlets by the Christopher Tower Foundation with whom he was awarded a prize for young poets), and his Ictus award winning debut pamphlet, 'wasps on the way' (Mews Press, 2012). In the performance of his poetry he has been a featured act at the Ilkley Literature Festival, The Saltaire Festival and the Beehive Poetry group. His electronic poetry has been published in Ishac Bertran's 'Code {Poems}', exhibited at Fascinate Festival (Cornwall), the Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow) and the Prado Media Lab (Madrid) and his poem 'orange sweatshirt', shortlisted for both 'Main' and 'Student' awards, was the winner of The New Media Writing Prize 2013 Student Category. His latest work, commissioned by the Leicester Centre for New Writing, has been published in 'Hidden Stories' (UOL Press, 2015) and in a locative smartphone app (Cuttlefish Media, 2015)


Code
David produces new media poetry, many examples of which can be seen at The New Fire Tree Press e-library. His poem orange sweatshirt, shortlisted for both 'Main' and 'Student' awards, was the winner of The New Media Writing Prize 2013 Student Category. David coded the electronic version of the collaborative poetry installation project which was exhibited at The Hatton Gallery, and produced the website for Roulade Magazine; his own motion capture code poems were exhibited in Issue 2 of Roulade. David is currently working on a locative poetry app. set in Cornwall, and building digital teaching resources for creative writing pedagogy.
Theory
David's research interests include digital literature, the future of the book, contemporary poetry, american literature, the avant-garde, games cultures, publishing and multimedia art. For more information see the research page. There are some theory articles coming soon.
Designing
The New Fire Tree Press
David co-runs the specialist poetry print publishing house and digital library The New Fire Tree Press. David has produced a number of print and design works as part of the house's programme of publication. This includes typesetting our festival pamphlets (including the letterpress printed 'The Pearl Works' by Conor O'Callaghan) and producing woodcuts, etchings, and other illustrations.
Multimedia Artwork
David is the editor and designer for The New Fire Tree Press E-Library which publishes experimental poetries and encourages collaborative web-design literature projects. His own multimedia writing and design work has been shown in a number of exhibition spaces - photos coming soon.
The Man Who Was Thursday
David is currently working on a feature length stop-motion animated adaptation of G K Chesterton's 'The Man Who Was Thursday.' Further details coming soon.
Researching
My primary research interests include digital literatures, interactive text, digital education, the UK publishing industry, american literature, 19th and 20th century poetry, digital games, the future of the book, G K Chesterton, higher education policy, cultural studies, literary anthropology, post-structuralism and writing practices. I am currently working towards a PhD which focuses on the literary and cultural theory around digital literatures, modes of dissemination and cultural responses to digital media. I have presented literature and digital cultures research at a number of peer-reviewed conferences and in a number of publications. For further details, or for research related enquiries, please visit my research profile page on the Falmouth University website.
Teaching
David is an associate lecturer in the School of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University, Cornwall. He teaches a number of modules across the BA English and Creative Writing programmes including Games Cultures, American Literature, and Craft of Writing. Outside of Falmouth he has also run a number of writing workshops and guest lectures.

David has used experimental digital text platforms in writing pedagogy; for example one such platform is a performance poetry voice recognition display developed using the Google webspeech API to illustrate constraint performing and end of line refrain in performance poetry - this runs in Chrome and can be found here
Publishing
David co-runs the specialist poetry print publishing house and digital library The New Fire Tree Press. The New Fire Tree Press produces hand bound limited edition volumes of poetry including single-author pamphlets for both debut and established poets, and community anthologies. The New Fire Tree Press also hosts an E-Library which publishes experimental poetries and encourages collaborative web-design literature projects.
Organising
Dry Socket
David co-runs Dry Socket a monthly poetry and music night which takes place at Howl Coffee Shop, Penryn (and occasionally in the open air!). There are normally 6 booked acts, featuring new work from both new and established poets and musicians.


The Seven Stars Poets
David was a co-founder of 'The Seven Stars Poets.' An informal weekly poetry workshop, for sharing feedback on new poems. We meet at 8pm every Monday in the back-room of the historic Seven Stars Inn, The Moor, Falmouth.

Living
Bio
David Devanny is a multi-media poet and designer from Bradford, Yorkshire. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, he completed his MA at Sheffield Hallam in 2012, and is currently studying for a doctorate in digital literatures at Falmouth University, where he lectures in the School of Writing and Journalism. He co-runs the specialist poetry publishing house The New Fire Tree Press, for which he is editing a library of experimental digital poetries. In print David's poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies (including Poetry Review, The London Magazine and in various pamphlets by the Christopher Tower Foundation with whom he was awarded a prize for young poets), and his Ictus award winning debut pamphlet, 'Wasps on the way' (Mews Press, 2012). In the performance of his poetry he has been a featured act at the Ilkley Literature Festival, The Saltaire Festival and the Beehive Poetry group. His electronic poetry has been published in Ishac Bertran's 'Code {Poems}', exhibited at Fascinate Festival (Cornwall) and the Prado Media Lab (Madrid) and his poem 'orange sweatshirt', shortlisted for both 'Main' and 'Student' awards, was the winner of The New Media Writing Prize 2013 Student Category. David is currently producing a locative multi-media poetry app for New Fire Tree Press which engages with mapping and the Cornish coast.
Contact
New Fire Tree
For New Fire Tree Press submissions please email submissions@newfiretreepress.co.uk
and check out our activity at The New Fire Tree Press Website or on Facebook

Personal
Follow me on twitter @DavidDevanny
or email me on david@newfiretreepress.co.uk
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