MA Creative Writing Alumnus, David Ishaya Osu, has recently published his new book, Once in a Blue Life. David Ishaya Osu writes, “With nine poems, two flash memoirs and twenty-one street photographs, I elongate the fabrics of everyday human acts in correspondence with the environment—both built and natural. Once in a Blue Life is a cross between multiple dynamics of locomotion and stillness. A hybridisation of colours and cultures, behaviours and machineries, this collection renders love and empathy in several lights. The poems and prose pieces in this collection are motion pictures, the same way each image unveils different layers of time, place and people.”
David studied MA in Creative Writing and graduated with Distinction in 2019. Designed with serious, ambitious writers in mind, The School of English’s innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme combines taught modules and a dissertation, offering you the opportunity to study fiction and poetry (exclusively or together) along with optional modules in translation and narrative non-fiction.
David is a poet, memoirist and street photographer. His work has appeared in Magma Poetry, The Griffith Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review and The Oxford Review of Books. He is the poetry editor of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and a board member of Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation based in Uganda. You can follow David’s work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.