David Hanlon is a confessional poet based in Cardiff, Wales. His work explores themes of queerness, toxic masculinity, mental health, change & loss. He is a qualified counsellor & has a BA in Film Studies. He is inspired by art cinema, Björk, existentialism & nature. He is currently working on two collaborative projects with musicians Eugene Capper & Rob Milligan, combining music to his poetry. He is keen to further immerse himself in the local poetry and open mic scene in Cardiff. He is a Best of the Net nominee. You can find his work online in over 50 magazines, including Rust & Moth, Homology Lit & Barren Magazine. His first chapbook Spectrum of Flight is available for purchase now at Animal Heart Press. His next collection Dawn’s Incision is forthcoming with Icefloe Press in 2023. .