David Attwooll (poet)

David Attwooll (1949 – 2016)

We are very sorry to announce the death of the poet, publisher, and street band drummer David Attwooll, whose first collection,  The Sound Ladder,  we published in 2015.  Shortly before his sudden decline, plans had been put in place to … Continue reading

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Review: Attwooll’s Sound Ladder reviewed in the latest issue of The North by Noel Williams.

Noel Williams reviews David Attwooll’s The Sound Ladder in The North. He judges the collection to be  “… a cluster of cleverness – some brilliant ideas, some very unusual sideways approaches to getting a decent poem…”; a collection of  “…wide ranging glances … Continue reading

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2015 Stanza Poetry Competition: Attwooll and Dyer are commended

The annual Stanza Poetry Competition began in 2007.  There is a winner,  two joint runners-up and ten commended poets.   The theme for the  competition is the antithesis or balance to that year’s National Poetry Day theme. This year, the theme … Continue reading

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David Attwooll recognized by the Havant Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015

It is with great pleasure that Two Rivers Press republishes the results of this year’s Havant Poetry Festival Poetry Competition 2015, especially as not one but two poems by our poet, David Attwooll, are acknowledged. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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Review: David Attwooll’s The Sound Ladder reviewed by Wendy Klein

If you haven’t already read it, take a look at the review of David Attwool’s “The Sound Ladder” posted on londongrip.co.uk, an international online cultural magazine. The reviewer, Wendy Klein finds much to enjoy in an ambitious new collection. Order … Continue reading

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June 30, 2015: Inpress poem of the week ‘Nightwalking’ by David Attwooll

Posted on the InPress website, June 30, 2015 by Pete Hebden: David Attwool’s great new collection The Sound Ladder (Two Rivers Press, 2015), contains, among other fine poems, a sequence called “Ground Work”, made up of one poem for each … Continue reading

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Nature Poetry Competition 2014: David Attwooll poem, Otmoor, commended

The results of the the RSPB and The Rialto’s Nature Poetry Competition are in.   The competition has been a great success, with over 3300 poems entered.  The judge, none other than, Simon Armitage, selected four prize winning poems and … Continue reading

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Sunday, 3 May 2015 at 6pm: David Attwool and Peter Robinson read Poetry at The Albion Beatnik Bookstore Oxford

When: Sunday 3 May at 6pm Where: The Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6AA What exactly: David Attwooll and Peter Robinson will be reading from their respective new books, this time joined by the brilliant jazz pianist Frank Harrison. Tickets: … Continue reading

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Sunday, 26 April, 2015: Join us for the launch of Attwooll’s “The Sound Ladder”

You are Invited!  What:  the launch of David Attwooll’s  poetry collection, “The Sound Ladder.”   There will be poetry and music. Come meet the poet, David Attwooll,  and the illustrator, Andrew Walton Where: Great Expectations, 33 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015: London Book Fair – Our poet, David Attwooll is there!

This year is the first year that the The London Book Fair will host a Poetry Pavillion! Two Rivers Press poet, David Attwooll will join other poets in live readings at The Poetry Pavilion Party & Main Stage,  3.30-5.00pm. Don’t … Continue reading

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Pre-order your copy of David Attwooll’s Sound Ladder

  It is with great excitement that we announce the forthcoming publication of David Attwooll’s poetry collection,  “The Sound Ladder”:    evocative poetry alongside evocative illustrations from Andrew Walton. “The Sound Ladder” will be published in April 2015 but you … Continue reading

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Sound_Ladder_Cover_finalThe Sound Ladder by Andrew Walton (artist) David Attwooll (poet)


David Attwooll works in publishing and plays drums in a streetband.

His poems have been published in several magazines and in Carcanet’s Oxford Poets Anthology 2013 and CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets (2014). He was a winner of the 2013 Poetry Business Competition and his pamphlet Surfacing (2012, Smith/Doorstop), was a winner in the 2012 Book & Pamphlet Competition, judged by Simon Armitage. Ground Work (Black Poplar, 2014) is illustrated by the artist Andrew Walton.

David’s collection, The Sound Ladder, was published by Two Rivers Press in 2015.