POET LAUREATE for EUREKA

ACTIVITIES

 

  • David will be hosting Humboldt Mash-ups: Where Poetry and Art Collide.  The show will consist of 20 poets matched up with 20 artists.  The show will run from September 4-30 at the Ink People Center for the Arts in Eureka, 525 7th Street.  Reservations for viewing are required, and all visitors must be masked.  Call (707) 442-8413.  

 

  • Co-edited with Anne Fricke Behind the Mask: 40 Quarantine Poems from Humboldt County, a local poetry chapbook including poems from Lasara Firefox Allen, Robert Allen, Greg Bee, Michael Bickford, Stephanie Bigham, Laurie Birdsong, Susan Bloch-Welliver, Sarah Brooks, Wendy Butler, Daryl Ngee Chinn, Larry Crist, Dylan Collins, Therese Fitzmaurice, James Floss, Mariana Franco, Anne Fricke, Susanna Gallisdorfer, Margot Genger, Susanna Gibson, Karen Harris, Kristy Hellum, David Holper, Ian Jewett, Deborah Kearns, Zev Levinson, Jason Marak, Jerry Martien, Pat McCutcheon, Katherine Nunes-Siciliani, Vincent Peloso, Will Schmit, Joe Shermis, Jacqueline Suskin, Neil Tarpey, Dawn Tisdell, Eureka Youth Poet Laureate Izzy Unsigner, Ryan Van Lenning, Adrienne Veronese, Jake Williams, and Amantha Wood.

 

  • Created a Hybrid Poetry Art Contest, which was judged by David and Eureka Youth Poet Laureates Izzy Unsinger.  The show will open in September at the Ink People gallery.

  • Helped to develop a website for local poets with books for the Ink People (one of three of his proposed projects for the Poet Laureate position).   There will be a reading for these poets at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka on Friday April 10th at 7 pm.  
     

  • Gave a talk on poetry and craft at the local Mensa Group in January 2020.
     

  • Read his poem "Newer Miracles" at the Humboldt County Office of Education Equity Summit in January 2020.
     

  • Served as MC for the Against the Wind Youth Night in Fall 2019.
     

  • September Serenade: David read with Anne Fricke, Therese Fitzmaurice, and Vanessa Vrtiak at the Humboldt County Library in Fall 2019.
     

  • Read at Humboldt State University in Fall 2019.

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