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David Mortimer

Genres: Poetry,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,


David Mortimer writes poetry to speak aloud and carry in the mind. His collection Magic Logic (Puncher & Wattmann 2012) is called ‘a delightful book’ by Judith Beveridge, who commends ‘the sense of wonder’, ‘the imaginative play’ and ‘the vigour of the syntax’. Steve Evans talks of the ‘spacious and musical poems in this impressive collection’ and Bronwyn Lovell describes the poetry as ‘linguistically arousing’, a type of ‘literary orgasm’. Mortimer’s poems have been broadcast on PoeticA, Writers Radio and A Way with Words, and published widely in newspapers, journals, e-journals, collections and anthologies. He’s had first-prize-winning poems in Salisbury Writing competition 2008, Poetry Unhinged 2005 and Gawler Poetry Cup 2003, and shortlisted poems for the Blake Poetry Prize 2009, the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2010, and the Montreal Poetry Prize 2011.




Books Published

Fine Rain Straight Down in Friendly Street New Poets 8: Barker, Driver & Mortimer

Wakefield Press (Adelaide) - 2003

Magic Logic

Puncher & Wattmann

Glebe - 2012

Red in the Morning

Bookends Books

Adelaide - 2005