Poetry. Perhaps the greatest hallmark of David Chorlton's poetry is that it stays with you, the imagery rolling around in your mind, long after the final line is read—until his words are so deeply embedded in your subconscious that it is as if they've always been there. READING T. S. ELIOT TO A BIRD is yet another standout, stellar collection of poems from a poet whose published work is already filled with collections deserving of such praise.
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David Chorlton came to Phoenix from Europe in 1978 with his wife Roberta, an Arizona native. He quickly became comfortable with the climate while adjusting to the New World's politics took longer. Writing and reading poetry have helped in that respect, as has exposure to the American small presses. Thirty years ago he regarded the idea of "nature poetry" as one tainted with sentimentality, but Arizona's landscapes and wildlife have become increasingly important to him both as a source of pleasure and a measure of how precarious the natural world is.Author City: PHOENIX, AZ USA