The page of Chorlton, David, English biography
David Chorlton was born in Spittal-an-der-Drau, Austria in 1948, and grew up in Manchester, England. He lived in Vienna for most of the 1970s and became conversant with Austria, as well as travelling around Europe with watercolours and train schedules always at hand. He also committed his first tentative lines of poetry to paper before moving to Phoenix in 1978. Since then, his interests have broadened to include issues all the way from war and peace through music you rarely hear on the radio to Arizona's many colorful birds. Poems have appeared piecemeal in a long list of literary magazines and collections of poetry include Forget the Country You Came From from Singular Speech Press, and Outposts from Taxus Press in Exeter, England. His translations of prose by Austrian writer Hans Raimund appeared in 1997 from Event Horizon Press as Viennese Ventriloquies. His newest collection is Common Sightings, a winner of the 2000 Palanquin Press Chapbook contest. Essays, reviews and other prose have appeared in a range of publications from Arizona newspapers to Poet Lore magazine. His paintings, mostly watercolor, have been exhibited in Austria and the United States.
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