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This is the official website of Dave Knight, poet and photographer.

What's New?

Recent Publications

January 1st, 2013. The whole of the last 18 months has been spent working on "Pets 'n' Friends", a Facebook app to provide fun with online pets. I regret being unable to upate my poetry and photography during this period, but sadly I have been working flat out on PnF since the end of April 2011.

July 4th, 2011. 52 new poetry readings have been added to the readings page. They are marked 'new', mostly near the bottom of the page.

January 2011. You can see my latest pics on my Facebook photo page!

Calendars 2011

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For further details of each calendar click the cover, above, or see the photography page.

November 9th, 2010. A reader has made a page about me on Facebook: David Joshua Knight - Author and Photographer

November 1st, 2010. At last I've completed the editing of Simon's Mews, my first novel; now on sale from lulu.com. See the prose page for more details!

October 10th, 2010. 78 readings by the author have been added to the 'readings' page. There are now 108 in all.

October 4th, 2010. More poetry! 263 of my poems can now be seen on this website. To read one of my three books of poetry, select a book and get reading! Or you can use the index to find a favourite poem.

Swan on the River Lathkill

May 24th, 2010. Latest photos on my Facebook. I hope to get more slide shows set up on aurorielle.com later in the year; the software is taking a lot of work.

Undersea

April 29th, 2010. 78 new episodes of 'The Daily Adventures of Tweety Pi' have been added, starting here. Highlights include Fish Pi's undersea quest and the idiotic royal family of Pi Centauri.

April 21st, 2010. I have recovered from my surgery and am in great shape!

January 24th, 2010. Editing of Crustacean's Dream is about 80% done. It looks like editing will have to be completed after I have had an operation on my hip in late February.

Wedding

October 6th, 2009. 84 new episodes of 'The Daily Adventures of Tweety Pi' have been added, starting here. Highlights include the heavenly visions of Pat Strangefluff, and the wedding of Anna and Tweety Pi.

September 18th, 2009. Five calendars updated for 2010!

Calendars 2010

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For further details of each calendar click the cover, above, or see the photography page.

September 17th, 2009. An extended sample of Crustacean's Dream is now on the 'prose' page.

July 30th, 2009. Thirty readings by the author have been added on the new 'readings' page.

July 20th, 2009. A rewrite of my novel has begun; I am working through the old version looking carefully for the best ways to expand on ideas that have not been fully explored. Here is a sample of the story so far.

July 13th, 2009. 102 new episodes of 'The Daily Adventures of Tweety Pi' have been added, starting here.

June 21st, 2009. Further extracts from "Crustacean's Dream" have been added to the 'prose' page.

June 14th, 2009. 'Aurorielle' is now on Amazon.com! Click the cover on the left to see it on Amazon, where a reader has already reviewed it. Or for further detail, see it here on this site.

June 13th, 2009. The photography page now has slide shows! Using the same 'yourstory' software that I developed for my cartoons, I'm now introducing slideshows of my photography. Click the picture on the right to see the first!

I shall be going through my back catalogue of photos and presenting them in this compact form as opportunity allows.

June 3rd, 2009. At long last, the 'Cartoons' page is showing the "Daily Adventures of Tweety Pi". It's a picture story developed on the Facebook (fluff) Friends app, and is basically a comedy. The software has taken four months to develop, and it will soon be enabling me to create photographic slide shows on the photography pages. I've also changed the entire site (excepting pop ups) to run as PHP; that will allow a lot more development in future.

February 13th, 2009. The 'Poetry' page has been redesigned, and two new pages added to cover my as yet incomplete works, summarised as 'The Arthurian Project', and 'Iconic Rose'. 'Iconic Rose' is essentially a book inspired by the second Muse, whereas 'Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree' was inspired by the first.

January 29th, 2009. There are now audio links on the pages for 'Aurorielle' and 'Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree'.

Recent Publications

The Badger and the Mongoose (and other stories)

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A comical poem about two ill-matched creatures who find themselves sharing a derelict house. The book also includes a selection of poetry about other animals. 88 pages. Click here or on the cover picture (below) for further details.

Somewhere in the north of England, a badger and a mongoose meet when they take shelter in a derelict house. They don't like the same food, they don't like the same clothes, they can't agree on how to make the house habitable and they'd both rather be somewhere else. But when the council threatens to remove the 'infestation', the indignant mongoose sets the badger to work making a home, while she goes off to give the officials a piece of her mind.

Dave Knight's third book of poetry also contains a delightful selection of other animal poems, with a starring role for Professor Minsky, cat of a thousand wiles. The 'Assonant Animals' poems - first seen in 'Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree' - are also included.

Aurorielle

On sale now at Amazon.com

Also on sale at lulu.com

An Arthurian fairy story told entirely in verse - 196 pages.
Click here or on the cover picture (below) for further details, or see a preview on lulu.com.
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It is 517 AD. The land of Logres has suffered from poor summers and blighted crops for several years. While King Arthur prepares to defend his realm against the Saxons, Merlin goes to discover how the famine has affected the people of Dinefwr. Finding that desperation has driven them back to paganism, Merlin frees their intended sacrifice, Trefor, foreseeing the youngster has been chosen for a quest no knight would undertake.

Trefor begins a lonely journey on which he meets the mysterious Fay, who help him to reach the secluded realm of Sir Robert. Robert has taken captive the Fay Aurorielle, who is the embodiment of the seasons; by doing so, he has confined her blessings to his own land.

Though he is only on the verge of manhood, Trefor has promised to help the Fay by freeing Aurorielle. In this he has their assistance, yet their actions seem to him more puzzling than helpful.

Written throughout in rhythmic poetry, 'Aurorielle' is a short novel in the tradition of works such as 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'.

Portrait of the Artist as a Lone Tree

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Contemporary poetry written from 2003 to 2007 by Dave Knight - 212 pages.
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From the joy of love to the depths of marital breakup, from the humour of children to the mysticism of a visionary, Dave Knight's first collection of poetry contains something for everyone who appreciates rhythm and rhyme.


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