THE BRIGHT TETHERS test
David Cameron was born in Glasgow in 1966 and lives in N Ireland. He is the author of two books of fiction, Rousseau Moon and The Ghost of Alice Fields, and in 2014 won the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry.
Although many of his poems are about ordinary things, they are not ordinary poems. Robert Nye described Cameron’s writing as possessing ‘a quality of verbal alchemy by which it transmutes the base matter of common experience into something like gold’.