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Winner of the Wells Festival of Literature Competition

15-23 October 2021

The pantoum ’Notes On How To Pack’ was selected by judge Owen Sheers as overall winner of the 2021 Open Poetry competition.  

'A Sense of North' Launch

30th April, 'The Book Case', Hebden Bridge.

A Sense of North by David Underdown

'Words are important, especially when they delineate an empathy with the whole planet — human, vegetable, domestic, political and all the elements we are made of. Thus David makes a singular contribution to our understanding of the world.'

Cicely Gill, Voice of Arran

Launch event, Isle of Arran
David Underdown

'A Sense of North' Launch

17th March, Isle of Arran.

'...resonance, aliveness, enthusiasm — these are attained through very close observation which manifests as care and love for such varied aspects of the world...'

A Sense of North by David Underdown
David Underdown at the Wordsworth Trust

Wordsworth Trust Event

'In Grasmere at the Wordsworth Trust as part of the celebratory reading organised for the 2017-18 Poetry Business Writing School 10th March.’

Wordsworth Trust event sign