David Chorlton

Poet, Fiction Writer

4239 East Walatowa Street
Phoenix, AZ 85044
480 705 3227

Author's Bio

I live with a European past, replete with memories of art galleries plus a love of music, and a present rooted on the Southwest desert. Most of my learning has come from reading across a broad spectrum of poetry, and my writing has edged a little more toward the natural world as "nature poetry" no longer has the reassuring and bucolic implications it had when I was at school. Readings are always a special events for me, and I'd go so far as saying that a poem read aloud is in its final draft.

Publications & Prizes

Bird on a Wire (Presa Press, 2017)
A Field Guide to Fire (FutureCycle Press, 2015)
Selected Poems (FutureCycle Press, 2014)
The Devil's Sonata (FutureCycle Press, 2012)
Waiting for the Quetzal (March Street Press, 2006)
Return to Waking Life (Main Street Rag, 2004)
A Normal Day Amazes Us (Kings Estate Press, 2003)
Forget the Country You Came From (Singular Street, 1992)
Skidrow Penthouse
Prizes won: 

The Slipstream Chapbook Award (2009) for The Age of Miracles The Ronald Wardall Prize from Rain Mountain Press (2008) for the chapbook manuscript, The Lost River

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Eugenio Montale, Tomas Transtromer, W. S. Merwin, Stephen Stepanchev, Charles Wright, Jack Marshall
What I'm reading now: 
Spiral Trace by Jack Marshall, The Secret Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, The Voronezh Notebooks by Osip Mandelstam, The World of the Ten Thousand Things by Charles Wright

More Information

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European American
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United Kingdom
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Last update: May 01, 2019