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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 and first showed his art work in Austria. After seven years there 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. He continued to show paintings and has given many readings of his poetry as well as occasional dramatic readings outside that genre. He has many chapbooks, including Places You Can't Reach and Another Word from Pudding House Publications; Common Sightings from Palanquin Press; and Assimilation from Main Street Rag. The most recent of his published books reflect his involvement with nature; they are Waiting for the Quetzal (March Street Press) and The Porous Desert (FutureCycle Press).

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