David Chorlton was born in Austria and grew up in Manchester, England. In 1971 he moved from the rainy industrial city to the cultural city of Vienna and stayed seven years before moving to Phoenix (his wife’s home), where he began to invest more time in his writing. Arizona’s landscape and wildlife gradually infiltrated his work, where he can show his affection for them even while acknowledging that he remains, quite contentedly, unassimilated. This is a circumstance to which he owes much of his poetry.
With more than 90 diverse selections spanning the work of 30 years and 29 books and chapbooks, David Chorlton: Selected Poems is a great introduction to Chorlton’s poetry as its themes have ranged from his European background to the desert Southwest. In addition to poetry, Chorlton also writes fiction and literary criticism. He is senior poetry editor for FutureCycle Press and serves as co-editor (with Robert S. King) for most of the press's Good Works projects (www.futurecycle.org/
David Chorlton: Selected Poems is available in print-on-demand and Kindle editions from the FutureCycle Press catalog at www.futurecycle.org and on Amazon.