David was born in West Bromwich but grew up in North Lincolnshire. His first published poem was on a beer mat.

Since then, David has been published in The SHOp, Smiths Knoll, Orbis, South Bank Poetry and in 2012 won the poetry category in Salford University’s WriteNorthWest competition. 

In 2013, at the Northern Writers’Awards, David was awarded a New Poets Bursary to participate in a development programme produced by The Poetry School and led by poet Clare Pollard.

In 2018 David completed an MA in Creative Writing from the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

His poem The Twilight Shift was published in the anthology Poems for Grenfell Tower (Onslaught Press, 2018).

David writes for the website Weekend Notes

David's poetry has been included in previous anthologies including:

Skein (2014), Mill (2015)
Published by Templar Poetry

and Poems for Grenfell Tower
Published by Onslaught Press, 2018

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