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Biography of David Morley

DAVID MORLEY read Zoology at Bristol University and pursued research on acid rain. With Jeremy Treglown he founded the Writing Programme in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick where he develops and teaches new practices in scientific as well as creative writing and theatre writing. His collection Scientific Papers appeared from Carcanet in 2002. He has received a major Gregory Award, a Tyrone Guthrie Award from Northern Arts, a Hawthornden Fellowship, an Arts Council Writers Award, a Creative Ambitions Award, and an Arts Council Fellowship in Writing at Warwick University.

His anthology of new writing for the National Health Service The Gift (Stride) was given free to all 31,000 N.H.S. workers in Birmingham. His anthology of public artwork poems Phoenix New Writing (Heaventree Press) won the Raymond Williams Prize. His textual public artworks include collaborations with thesculptors/artists David Annand, Jochen Gerz, Kate Whiteford and David Ward. He co-edited The New Poetry for Bloodaxe, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. A handbook, Under the Rainbow: Writers and Artists in Schools is published by Bloodaxe/Northern Arts. His work hasappeared in The British Council's New Writing and Faber's Poetry Introduction anthologies. New projects include an anthology of new Romanian writing, No Longer Poetry, and The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing. He reviews poetry for The Guardian.

David Morley's poetry could be seen on London's Tube as part of the Poems on the Underground series.


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