No Need for Candles | David J Costello
David J Costello’s poetry is widely published in magazines and anthologies. He won the 2011 Welsh International Poetry Competition and was a prize winner again in 2015. He was also a prize winner in the 2015 Trobadour International Poetry Competition. David is a member of Chester Poets and North West Poets. His debut pamphlet, Human Engineering (Thynks Publications) was published in 2013.
‘The opening poems of illness and loss are stark, plain and moving. A later poem mentions “the flung shape always returns”—these poems explore their own limits and always return to the human.’ —Andrew McMillan
‘Costello has a strong feel for the terse emotive phrase: for a dying man, he writes, “a nurse arrives to usher in December”. Ranging from moths, the moon,Welsh folklore to the recall of departed family members, these poems are tender and precise. —Gill McEvoy
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