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NEWS

David's poem "Darshan-abhilashi" (one of the untranslatable word poems) was accepted for publication in First Things.  

Several of David's untranslatable word poems appeared on the latest Sunflower Sutras podcast (near the end of the show).

The City of Eureka's Arts and Culture Commission announced on 8/20/19 that David has been selected as the city's first Poet Laureate.  Here's an article about this honor.

David will be featured poet in Fishbowl Press's upcoming issue and will have five poems from Language Lessons, including "Ilunga," "Flaner," ""Fernweh," "Dustceawung," and "Duende." 
 
"Unified Field Theory" won honorable mention in Poetry Matters 2019 contest.

"To Pewetole Island" was accepted to be included in the anthology You Can Hear the Ocean: An Anthology of Classic and Current Poetry.  Brighten Press, 2019.

Recent article
about David, his background, and his new book, The Bridge.

David's poem "Subtracting the Darkness" was published in the new anthology, The Novice Writer, which you can find through Amazon.  

David was part of Access Humboldt's "Short Story Show."  You can watch him perform several of his poems.
"Gurfa" and "Depaysement" were accepted by Toyon, Spring 2019.  "Depaysement" won the Barbara Curiel Award.  
"Broken" from The Bridge was published in the Northcoast Journal in its January 10, 2019 issue.  

Six of the poems from David's new book of poems Language Lessons: A Linguistic Hejira have been published.  You can follow this linguistic hejira on davidholper at Instagram.com.

David's second collection of poems The Bridge has been accepted for publication by SequoiaSong Publications and will be available in hardback, paperback, and ebook in April 2019..
 
The poem "What the Hands Say of Love" was accepted for inclusion in the Visible Poetry Project.  New Jersey film maker Daniel Hu is creating a video of this poem.  An early version is available now.
The villanelle "Listen to the Voice That Speaks Within Your Heart" was recently awarded honorable mention in the online anthology I Come From the World.
The narrative poem "Du Xooni" based on fishing experiences in Ketchikan, Alaska won the Noctua Review poetry contest for 2017.

The satirical poem "The Dead Grandmother" about student excuses for late work won first place in Rotting Post Humor Contest, Fall 2016.