HOPES FOR HOPS
Hopes for Hops is a wonderful collection of poems from D.L. Morgan. D.L. Morgan was born in Penrhiwtyn Hospital in February 1968. He has variously lived in Port Talbot, Cardiff and the semi-rural village of Crynant in the Dulais Valley. He worked briefly for the DHSS and the Halifax Building Society. As a sportsman he played for the Aberavon under-16 rugby team, received coaching from former Glamorgan cricketers John Hopkins and Mike Llewellyn, and managed to win a number of amateur golf tournaments in his thirties and forties. As a snooker player he was a semi-finalist in the 1998-1999 season Neath Snooker Tournament and runner-up the same year in the doubles, partnering the late Paul Williams. As well as being a poet, he is also a writer of short stories and divides his time between authorship and speculating on magnificent equine quadrupeds. He has survived depression, diabetes, cancer and a plethora of other medical ailments. ‘Onwards and upwards’ is his motto.