Writer and Academic
An ecologist and naturalist by background, David Morley’s poetry has won fourteen writing awards and prizes.
He recently published Enchantment (Carcanet), a Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year chosen by Jonathan Bate. His collection The Invisible Kings was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and TLS Book of the Year chosen by Les Murray. His next book World’s Eye is due from Carcanet in 2013 followed by his Selected Poems in 2014.
David is also known for his pioneering ecological poetry installations within natural landscapes and the creation of ‘slow poetry’ sculptures and I-Cast poetry films. His ‘writing challenges’ podcasts are among the most popular literature downloads on iTunes worldwide: two episodes were preloaded on to all demo Macs used in Apple Stores across the globe.
He writes essays, criticism and reviews for The Guardian, Poetry Review and other journals. A leading international advocate of creative writing both inside and outside of the academy David wrote The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (2007) which has been translated into many languages, and recently co-edited The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing (2012).
He currently teaches at the University of Warwick where is Professor of Writing and Director of the Warwick Writing Programme.