David Atkinson is a Sydney-based poet who grew up in rural New South Wales. His poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies in Australia, the USA and the UK. David is the recipient of awards in national poetry prizes including First prize in the Ros Spencer Poetry Prize 2020 and Second prize in the Tom Collins National Poetry Prize 2019. David’s collections “The Ablation of Time” and “Strands and Ripples” have been published by Ginninderra Press. David is a poet of memory and the human condition.