After receiving his BA from Lakehead University where he won the Munro Poetry Prize. David studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre in Penticton, B.C. where he won the Simon J Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. He has also studied at The University of Victoria Creative Writing Program. He has written six poetry books – Night in the Exude (Tyro Publications: Sault Ste Marie,1997); and The Long Dance (Kegedonce Press,2000). Under God’s Pale Bones (Kegedonce Press,2010), A Difficult Beauty is due out in Autumn 2011 (Wolsak & Wynn:Hamilton), Rising A Distant Dawn (BookLand Press:Toronto) is due out in the Spring of 2012 as well as Our Life Is Ceremony (Lummox Press: California).
David is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, as well as a member of The Ontario Poetry Society.
David recently won the 3rd annual PoetryNOW Battle of the Bards.
David’s poetry has appeared in a 115 publications in England, Australia, Germany, Austria, Turkey, New Zealand and the USA. He lives in a log home near Ottawa, Canada.
He won the Munro Poetry Prize in 1997, the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award in 1999 and in 1996 and 1997 was a finalist in The Shaunt Basmajian Anthology competition. David lives with his family in Northern Ontario.