|Dave Urwin has been writing serious (and
sometimes humorous) poetry all his adult life, though his first
collection was not published until 2015 -- Towards Humanity, Pinewood
Press. He writes on a wide range of themes: rural life, social
injustice, love, war, art and natural history.
He grew up in Manchester, but has worked for many years in agriculture and horticulture, and there is a dual urban/rural preoccupation in his work.
He has for nearly ten years also worked as a part-time literacy and numeracy tutor of adults.
Dave has a reputation locally as a fine performance poet, and once performed a piece in the famous Brown’s Hotel in Laugharne in the presence of Dr John Cooper Clarke, who called his work ‘fabulous’. Dave regularly reads in Carmarthen, Laugharne and Cardigan, where he now compere’s the monthly Cellar Bards spoken word event.
He has had some of his protest poetry published on the webzine, I Am Not a Silent Poet, haiku published in Blithe Spirit, the journal of the British Haiku Society, and a scattering of poems in other magazines.
He regularly publishes some of his work on his poetry blog.