David's chapbook Tuluwat Island was accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press.

David's poem "Subtracting the Darkness" is in the current issue of the Deronda Review.  
David's poem "What the Hands Say of Love" will be published by 34 Orchard in Spring 2021.  In addition, his poem "Chernobyl Spring" will be published in the following 34 Orchard edition.  

David had three poems accepted by Propertius Press for their upcoming "Spheres and Canticles" issue: Depaysement, Culaccino, Mono No Aware (to be published in April 2021).

David won third place and honorable mention for his poetry chapbook "To Pewetole Island" in the sixth Tony Quagliano International Poetry Award
David's poem "Tuluwat Island" will be featured on Howling Press's upcoming political poem series on Instagram.
One of David's Coronavirus poems "Uncertainty" was published in the September issue of The West Review.  

One of David's Coronavirus poems "A Tribe of My True Affections" was published in the website Califragle.

David is featured as Poet of the Week on Poetry Superhighway's website during the week of January 27-February 2, 2020.  If you miss it, you can easily find this work in the website archives.  
David had two poems recently videotaped on Public Access TV in Eureka

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

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 on Amazon..
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.

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