I was born on D-Day, the youngest child of a militant Welsh ex-coal miner and a Brixton-born merchant sea-woman and laundry worker. Afte leaving school at 15 I worked at many jobs in many places: long-distance lorry driver, clerk, labourer, community worker, film researcher, archaelogist and magazine editor among them. As a mature student I studied media design at Plymouth Art achool and, later, Early Modern History at the University of Wales. I am now doing historical research for another film and co-writing the script.

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David Stephens Poems

Your Scarlet Coat

As you walked across the fields of snow
your scarlet coat was like the blood
of some tiny wounded animal.... more »

The Nature Of Poetry

They told him he was too introspective,
that he should write more about nature;
so he pondered on the poetry of nature
and on the nature of poetry.... more »

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