A WIRRAL poet is well versed with success after seeing his work published.
Works by David Costello are featured in a new collection called Human Engineering.
Twenty-four of David’s poems appear in the volume, featuring themes including history, myths, nature, and relationships.
He began writing poetry four years ago when he became a regular at the Bards of New Brighton live poetry reading group which meet at the Magazine pub in town’s Magazine Brow.
Since then the 55 year-old has been shortlisted in several competitions and won the 2011 Welsh Poetry Competition, as well as contributing poetry to literary journals.
David, from Liscard, said: “I sent it to a publishing company for consideration. Unusually – given the limitations of poetry publishing – I received a quick response saying that the collection could be published.
“Many poets when starting out struggle to get anything published independently. They usually self-publish their collections.
“I feel very privileged that a publisher has seen something in my work worthy of their investment.
“I’m grateful for all the support I’ve received from Wirral’s vibrant poetry community.
“I think the collection has sold well because of its accessible style and the broad appeal of the topics covered.”
Copies of the book are available for £5.99 plus postage either by e-mailing David at firstname.lastname@example.org, or from Amazon.