I have worked for many years in horticulture and agriculture, and now also work part-time as a basic skills tutor, teaching literacy and numeracy to adults.
My life is essentially rural, in south-west Wales, although I originally grew up mostly in Manchester. I live on a smallholding, grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, harvest and prepare my own firewood, tend trees and write poetry. I find too little time for reading.
I see poetry primarily as an exploration of ideas, of language and of emotional responses to the world around me, both the human and the ‘natural.’ My themes are varied: love and human relationships, rural life and work, the workings of the human mind, war, modern society, etc., etc.
I have an interest in all the arts.
I regularly read at live events (Cardigan, Carmarthen, Laugharne, etc.), and also enjoy “performing” poetry.
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All poems on this blog are copyright David Urwin.