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Heft | David J Costello

Heft | David J Costello

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    David J Costello lives in Wallasey, Merseyside. He won the Welsh International Poetry Competition in 2011 and was placed 2nd in the 2018 competition, was a PenFro Poetry Competition prizewinner in 2019, and a prize-winning poet in both the 2015 Troubadour International Poetry Competition and the 2011 Grist Poetry Prize. David’s pamphlets are Human Engineering, (Thynks Publishing, 2013) and No Need For Candles, (Red Squirrel Press, 2016). He runs Pop-up Poets and is an active supporter and advocate for Wirral Libraries.


    ‘In this truly remarkable collection of sixty-one poems, award-winning poet David Costello takes us on a captivating and profoundly heartfelt journey, exploring from ‘Heft’ to ‘Walking in Wales’ not only our natural and man-made worlds but also our relationship to them. What exists within us and our equally complex human relationships. How our ‘sell-by’ dates with the inevitability of death are tempered by memory and love. Never mind the ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ as in Costello’s poem ‘Freefalling’ this collection should be gifted to everyone


         ...still falling through the fault lines
         and their fontanelles
         spinning like a penny
         between heads and tails.’



    Sally Spedding—


    ‘David Costello’s poetry is especially adept at evoking the passing of time. Throughout this collection, he portrays the ambiguities and ambivalences of relationships between the individual and the collective, the human and the natural, the historical and the present, moving his readers in every poem.’



    Matthew Stewart—


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