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).
July 2010 -
2010-2011 and 2012 MAC
All content © 2010 to present by Judy Davies
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
Ken Davies, composer
Funds For Writers.com
Amy Kitchener Foundation
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC)
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) .
United Poets Laureate International features Judy as its “Poet of the Month” for July 2016. See bio, pic and her winning poems of Artistry, Carry Me High and Artist's Palette at upli-wcg.org.
UPLI: Poem The Shape of Home-Post Katrina published in “Laurel Leaves” in June.
MPS Spring Festival: 2nd plc for Paintbrushed Fields; 3rd plc for Love for a Lifetime; HM's for Trail of Tears and My Shadow.
Galaxy of Verse: Cento Poem Award 1st plc for Snow; MacDonald Memorial Award 2nd plc for Biscuits for Dinner.
Published in GOV Anthology: A Clear View, Down the Dusty Trail, Unsung Artist, and Message in a Bottle.
Recently 2015 -
MO Summer Poetry: Rhymed Verse 2nd plc for Carry Me High & Humorous Verse 2nd plc for Closet Talk.
IN State Poetry: Fun Times Award 1st plc for Summer Interlude & reserved HM for Welcome Spring-vs. 2 in the Margaret HIner Hight Award.
AZ State Poetry: Western Dreams Award 2nd plc for Down the Dusty Trail.
Published in Coastlines, a USM Gulf Coast publication, poem A Reminder.
Fall winner in Magnolia Quarterly, poem On Halloween. Also published in Fall MQ: Pantanal & Changing Patterns.
Galaxy of Verse: McCarthy Award, 2nd plc for poem Walking in Darkness.
Writer's Unlimited/MPS-SB: Prose Awards: Jarvis Award: 1st plc for Change of Attitude, Coastal Ins. Award 2nd plc for Measure of Patience, Chevron Products Award: 2nd HM for Raising Twins. Poetry awards: Burnham Drugs Award: 3rd plc for Autumn, MPS-South Branch Award: 3rd plc for Morning Coffee, Ruby Dennis Mem. Award: 1st plc for Song of Spring, Limerick Award: 2nd plc for Rose, Dane Turner Mem. Award: 1st plc for Cat-egorically Speaking.
May- Galaxy of Verse Contest: 1st Place for "Guardian Tree" and HMs for "Death of a Small Town" and "Katrina: A Petrarchan Sonnet"