David Tait lives in Guangzhou, China, where he works as a teacher. His poems have been widely published in magazines and anthologies including Ambit, Magma, Poetry Review and The Rialto and his pamphlet Love’s Loose Ends won the Poetry Business pamphlet competition (as judged by Simon Armitage) in 2010.
Tait first began writing at Leeds University when taking an undergraduate creative writing module taught by Amanda Dalton. He has since attended workshops and writing days, as well as an MA in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was “House Poet” at Manchester Royal Exchange for the Carol Ann Duffy & Friends poetry series between 2010 – 2013.
In 2014 Self-Portrait with The Happiness was Shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and also received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.