David Wilson

David Wilson lives in North Yorkshire and has for much of his life been an active climber and hill-walker in the UK, Alps and further afield, at a standard best described as erratic. Slope, his debut collection, celebrates what makes mountaineering a compulsion, while exploring parallel themes of risk, loss and motivation. With its emphasis on line, balance and space, David feels poetry is a form well-suited to climbing. He has also written a novel, praised by The Times as a ‘tour de force’.