Though Mancunian by birth and English by descent, David Underdown has spent most of his adult life in the West of Scotland. For the past twenty years this has meant the village of Corrie on the Isle of Arran although currently he is in the process of moving from Scotland to Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.
His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals as well as publications associated with arts events on Arran. His first full collection, Time Lines, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011 and in 2016 a pamphlet, Nasturtium, appeared as part of the Arran Open Studios project. His second full collection, A Sense of North, is now available.
For the past seven years he has been an organiser of the McLellan Poetry Competition.