|Page last updated on 04-Sep-2011|
We are show-casing the poems of author David Upton. His recent book of over 50 poems is entitled “Emigratory Rhymes for Andalucian Climes”. It is on sale at retail outlets in the area of La Alfoquia and Albox, at the price of just €3, and is a thoroughly good read and a complete antidote to doom and gloom! It captures perfectly all the frustrations and celebrations of emigrating and living in Spain, and represents the perfect gift for family and friends.
David himself emigrated almost 3 years ago and settled in La Alfoquia, Almeria, with his wife of 43 years, Pam. They have a police inspector son and a teacher daughter, and have a grand-daughter and two grandsons. David worked in education for 39 years (until a heart attack and a triple bypass!) the last 20 years as a Primary School Headteacher. He has enjoyed writing for most of his life, but retirement has allowed him the time to write this first book of poetry dedicated to life in Spain.
The inspiration for this book of poems derives from David’s personal experiences of Almerian life. His poetry celebrates the unique beauty of the area and the warmth of the local Spanish people; and the resolve and humour demonstrated by the people who emigrate from the UK and settle here in Almeria. His poetry also reflects the many challenges and frustrations of emigration! Happy reading—just enjoy!
Read David's latest contribution - Bird (exclusive online)If you do not live in the La Alfoquia region of Spain but would like to purchase a copy of this great little book please contact us at the HLM.