David is the award-winning writer of eight books of poetry. His collection The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems won the prestigious 2015 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. David won a 2016 Cholmondeley Award from The Society of Authors for his body of work and contribution to poetry.
‘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…’. Judging panel for the 2015 Ted Hughes Award