This event has been curated by Chester Literature Festival 2019 Guest Director and Artist-in-Residence Imtiaz Dharker.
David Morley is a poet whose work often takes influence from his part-Romani background. On the final day of the Festival, David will be joined in The Kitchen by flamenco dancers from Deva Flamenco in a celebration of poetry and dance with gypsy roots.
David Morley won the Ted Hughes Award for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems, the judges commenting, ‘Ted Hughes wrote about the natural magical and mythical world; The Invisible Gift is a natural successor’. His Carcanet collections include The Magic of What’s There, The Gypsy and the Poet, Enchantment and The Invisible Kings. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Warwick University and wrote the bestselling Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing. David has performed his poems internationally and his podcasts on writing were pre-loaded on to demo AppleMacs across the world. He is a winner of a Cholmondeley Award and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.