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David Chorlton

David Chorlton was born in Austria and grew up in Manchester, England, home of rain and industry. He moved to Austria in 1971 to live in Vienna, where he developed his work as an artist and began to write poetry. He used to travel often by train around Europe to explore and to paint. Seven years later, he moved to Phoenix (his wife’s home city).

Within a few years he was publishing poems in small press magazines around the country and individual collections followed, the contents in the more recent of them reflecting his increased identification with the natural world. They are Waiting for the Quetzal, from March Street Press, and The Porous Desert, from Future Cycle Press.

He recently had a poem included in the anthology, BIRDS, from the British Museum, and won the Ronald Wardall Poetry Prize for his chapbook The Lost River, from Rain Mountain Press. He has shown his art work in several galleries and art centers, and given many readings of his poetry as well as occasional dramatic readings outside that genre.

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