Meet the Poet
David Chorlton has lived in Phoenix since 1978 when he moved from Vienna, Austria, with his wife. Born in Austria, he grew up in Manchester, close to rain and the northern English industrial zone. In his early 20s he went to live in Vienna and from there enjoyed many trips around Europe. In Arizona, he has grown ever more fascinated by the desert and its wildlife, and especially enjoys the mountain ranges of southern Arizona, a region that appears frequently in his writing, including The Lost River (Rain Mountain Press), and two Slipstream chapbook competition winners; also full length books, including A Normal Day Amazes Us (Kings Estate Press), Waiting for the Quetzal (March Street Press), and The Devil’s Sonata (FutureCycle Press). As much as he loves the Southwest, he has strong memories of Vienna, and that city is the setting for his first work of fiction, The Taste of Fog (Rain Mountain Press). His Selected Poems appeared in 2014 (FutureCycle Press), and his newest collection of poetry is A Field Guide to Fire, his contribution to the Fires of Change exhibition shown in Flagstaff and Tucson, Arizona. Read.