Born in Preston, Lancashire, David studied Modern History at St Andrews University where he first came to love poetry in general and war poetry in particular.
In 2004, David completed a Masters Degree in Journalism at Napier University, Edinburgh where he worked for various publications, from newspapers to magazines as well as writing online copy. He loved Edinburgh but his wanderlust exceeded all else and in 2008-2009 he travelled extensively throughout South and Central America where he learnt Spanish and taught English as a foreign language. It was here that David encountered Pablo Neruda’s poetry and learnt about the works of Marquez, Vargas and Borges.
Once back in England, amidst great procrastination, David moved to Didsbury in Manchester in 2010, first for a girl, and then for a job.
He is currently self-employed, working as a freelance writer and supply teacher and even occasionally (and only for fun) as an actor.