Published by Smith/Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
'David Borrott's is a unique voice, and he creates unique views of familiar things in poems of calculated control and release. Curiosity and a wry intelligence combine with language of lush inventiveness to make poems filled with a fierce wonder. Porthole is a debut full of poems fresh and rich, poems you will want to read over and over.' – Sarah Corbett
'These poems act as portholes into other lives, ranging from domestic scenes such as emptying the dishwasher to foreign landscapes. Carefully observed yet vivid, David Borrott's work often has a thread of dark humour and the sense of things never being quite what they seem will keep the reader surprised and delighted.' – Kim Moore
David Borrott was born and grew up in Ilford, Essex. He has had numerous jobs (the best was fruitpicking) and travelled widely. He now lives in Lancashire with his partner and their three sons. He has an MA in Poetry from Manchester Metropolitan University. His poetry has been anthologised in Watermark by Flax Books and in CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets.