David Morley won the Ted Hughes Award for New Poetry in 2016 for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems and a Cholmondeley Award for his contribution to poetry. His collections include The Gypsy and the Poet, a PBS Recommendation and Morning Star Book of the Year; Enchantment, a Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year; The Invisible Kings, a PBS Recommendation and TLS Book of the year. A dramatic poem The Death of Wisdom Smith, Prince of Gypsies has been published by The Melos Press. David is known for poetry installations within natural landscapes: ‘slow poetry’ sculptures and I-Cast poetry films. He was one of the judges of the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2013 Foyle Young Poets. He is Professor at Warwick University and Monash University, Melbourne.
‘Like opening a box of fireworks; something theatrical happens when you open its pages, and a curtain is raised on a tradition that has been overlooked…Ted Hughes wrote about the natural magical and mythical world; ‘The Invisible Gift’ is a natural successor…’. –Ted Hughes Award Judges
‘He holds our world up to a language mostly kept secret; the refraction of the familiar is dizzying and often moving.’ –Les Murray