Who is this guy Dave? I'm glad you asked. I'm Australian, a retired bureaucrat living in a quiet suburb of Canberra, married and the father of two grown-up kids. I turned to poetry about ten years ago because I wanted to write something more creative than the official documents and, later, software reviews that used to take up my time: poetry offers writers a chance to touch people's souls and share the poet's unique and highly individual vision of the world with a luminous intensity that prose cannot match. Besides, it takes a damn sight less time to write than a novel.
This could well be cruel to those of delicate sensibilities, but here's a recent, okay, fairly recent, picture of my grizzled head. I remember hair with a certain nostalgia...