David Keyworth was awarded Salford University’s Write North-West poetry prize in 2012, and has been published in the SHOp, Smiths Knoll, and Orbis. His poetry has been included anthologies published by Erbacce Press, Cinnamon Press and Templar Poetry. He began an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University in September 2016. He also has the NCTJ qualification in journalism and is a freelance parliamentary and political conference reporter.
At the Northern Writers’ Awards 2013, he was awarded a New Poets Bursary to help him develop his first collection of work. The bursary, worth £1,800, allowed him to participate in a development programme produced by The Poetry School and led by poet Clare Pollard. It helped David to develop his work and he received career development support.