Born in Aberystwyth, David now lives in Birmingham. He has been (many years ago) a university chaplain, theatre critic and arts administrator, and now lives as a poet, with recent part time teaching posts at Warwick and Birmingham Universities; residencies include psychiatric and general hospitals and Worcester Cathedral; Birmingham Poet Laureate 1997-98; winner National Poetry Competition 1994, 2nd in 2003. Poems widely published in magazines. Books include Setting the poem to words, Crag Inspector (a poem of Bardsey Island), and Running Out (Five Seasons Press 2006).

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