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He received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors, and his first collection, The Method Men (Salt, 2010) was shortlisted for the London Festival New Poetry Prize. His second collection, Rain Rider was released in November 2013.

In the hours between sitting down to write he is Head of English at the Grammar School in Bristol.

Learn more about David and his work here.

Penning Perfumes

This coming February, David is participating in a new collaboration, Penning Perfumes. The project asks a group of selected poets to devise a new piece of writing inspired by a bottle of perfume. The identity of the perfume, it’s ingredients, bottle and branding have all been kept a secret from the poets. The project┬áhas been [...]


October 2012

Featuring: Todd Swift, Andrew Jamison & David Clark


July 2012

Featuring: Razmik Davoyan, Agnes Agboton & Eli Tolaretxipi


April 2012

Featuring: Ian Duhig, Tim Cummings, Jake Wilson & Richard Meier

Park Street Poetry

May 2011

Featuring: Matthew Caley, Patrick Brandon, John McCullough & Rachael Boast.


November 2011

Featuring: Ian Duhig, Annie Freud, Mark Waldron & Ahren Warner

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September 2011

Featuring: Roddy Lumsden, Tamar Yoseloff, Katy Evans-Bush & David Briggs