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David Morley (poet)

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Role  Poet
Name  David Morley

Period  1986 - present
Nationality  British
Education  University of Bristol
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Edited works  Dove Release: New Flights and Voices
Books  The Cambridge Introducti, The Gypsy and the Poet, The Invisible Kings, The Invisible Gift: Sele, The Night of the Day

Occupation  Poet, editor, academic

David Morley (born 16 March 1964) is an English poet, critic, anthologist, editor and ecologist. His best-selling textbook The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing has been translated into many languages. His major poetry collections Scientific Papers, The Invisible Kings, Enchantment and The Gypsy and the Poet are published by Carcanet Press. The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems was published by Carcanet in 2015 and won The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. In 2016 he was awarded a Cholmondeley Award by The Society of Authors for his body of work and contribution to poetry.

Background

Morley read Zoology at Bristol University, gaining a fellowship from the Freshwater Biological Association. He then conducted research on acid rain. Before his appointment as a Fellow at Warwick University, David Morley directed the National Association of Writers in Education. He was elected deputy chair of The Poetry Society (UK) and co-founded The Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden. He co-edited a bestselling anthology The New Poetry for Bloodaxe Books (1993) and edited the British and Irish poetry list for Arc Publications for ten years. Morley became Literature Officer for Kirklees in Yorkshire, directing the 1995 World Poetry Festival and 1995 Small Press Festival.

In 1996 he was appointed Arts Council Fellow in Writing at the University of Warwick. He is currently Director of the Warwick Writing Programme and Professor of Writing. The University of Warwick awarded him a personal Chair in 2007, and a D.Litt in 2008. He was elected a Fellow of The English Association in 2012.

Morley has received a number of literary awards including the 2015 Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry, a Cholmondeley Award, a major Eric Gregory Award, the Tyrone Guthrie Award, a Hawthornden International Writers Fellowship, an Arts Council Writers Award, the Raymond Williams Prize, an Arts Council Fellowship in Writing at Warwick University. He has also received two awards for his teaching, including a National Teaching Fellowship. He has been a guest on a number of broadcast programmes including Front Row, Open Book and The Late Show. His collections of poetry The Invisible Kings and The Gypsy and the Poet were Poetry Book Society Recommendations. He has written criticism, essays and reviews for newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Poetry Review and The Times Higher Education Supplement. He was a judge of the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize and of the 2013 Foyle Young Poets Prize. He was Head of the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Warwick University and is now Professor. He also holds the Alliance Chair of Writing at Monash University, Melbourne.

References

David Morley (poet) Wikipedia


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