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Surfacing was a winner in the 2012 Book & Pamphlet Competition, chosen by Simon Armitage.
David Attwooll lives in Oxford where he works in publishing and plays drums in a street band. His poems have been published in various magazines (including Smith’s Knoll, Magma, The Rialto, and The Reader) and a selection is in Carcanet’s OxfordPoets 2013 Anthology (published in June 2013).
'I especially like those passages where the sardonic and the poignant are almost impossible to separate or tell apart .... Geographically, linguistically, thematically and stylistically this is a varied and rich collections of poems; Attwooll has a keen eye and a sharp tongue but ultimately (I think) a sympathetic mind. – Simon Armitage
'The excitement of reading David Attwooll’s poems lies in the poet’s intense relationship to language and the verbal and textual musicianship with which he treats his subject matter. From the Goths, Transylvanians and teenage samurai, escaped from the pages of books, to email spam or jazz, to memories about childhood and place, these poems capture Attwooll’s delight in the world around him.' — Jenny Lewis
During April and May, The Poetry Business will donate all profits from sales of David’s pamphlet — Surfacing to The David Attwooll Memorial Fund. You can find out more about The David Attwooll Memorial Fund here.
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