David Hart

David Hart, poet, born in Aberystwyth, lives in Birmingham, England, has been (many years ago) a university chaplain, theatre critic and arts administrator, and now lives as a poet. He has held part time teaching posts at Warwick and Birmingham Universities. Residencies include psychiatric and general hospitals, Worcester Cathedral and the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, has co-tutored at Ty Newydd and Arvon centres. He was Birmingham Poet Laureate 1997-98; winner of the National Poetry Competition 1994, 2nd in 2003. Elected Member of the Welsh Academy. Poems widely published in magazines and anthologies. Books include Setting the poem to words, Crag Inspector (a poem of Bardsey Island), and Running Out (all Five Seasons Press), The Titanic Café closes its doors…. (Nine Arches, 2009, YouTube video) which was shortlisted for the Michael Marks pamphlet prize 2010.