ABOUT

"David Holper managed to get me to write more fiction in 16 weeks than I've heretofore written in 16 months, by a factor of 10. All this practice improved my fiction writing and made writing easier in general."

Former Student

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(Photo by Patrick Rutherford)
David Holper has done a little bit of everything: taxi driver, fisherman, dishwasher, bus driver, soldier, house painter, bike mechanic, bike courier, and teacher. He has published a number of stories and poems, including two collections of poetry, The Bridge (Sequoia Song Publications) and 64 Questions (March Street Press), as well as a recently accepted chapbook, Tuluwat Island & Other Poems (Finishing Line Press).  His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and he has recently won several poetry competitions, in spite of his contention that he never wins anything.  He is faculty emeritus from College of the Redwoods and lives in Eureka, California, far enough the madness of civilization that he can still see the stars at night and hear the Canada geese calling.  He served as the City of Eureka’s first poet laureate from August 2019-August 2021.