This May, David was honored to be part of Temple Micah’s annual “Festival of Dangerous Ideas,” in celebration of the holiday of Shavuot, a holiday about truth and revelation. David’s fifteen-minute talk, entitled “Telling the Story You’re Not Allowed to Tell,” starts at the 1:13:20 mark of this video.
Thanks to the great people at the University of Minnesota, Mankato! This April, they’ve been posting videos of students reading poems aloud, a new one each day, and on April 26th they featured David’s poem, “We Were the People Who Moved”—check it out!
“I think we also have to have a little faith. We have to believe that extended engagement with written stuff (if the written stuff is good) offers unique pleasures, and that some people will always return to those pleasures.” Chris Hardie recently interviewed David about the publishing world, ebooks, audience, and enjoying the party you’re at!
“You have to care more about the well-being of the piece than about your own comfort level.” Writer Heather Fowler recently interviewed David about reading, revising, and the purpose of literature, and the interview is up on Fictionaut!
The Hayden’s Ferry Review recently posted David’s poem, “What My Father-in-Law Says,” as well as a few of David’s thoughts on the responsibilities of writers. Check it out!
David is proud to have his story, “Nobody Else Gets to Be Crazy When You’re Being Crazy,” in the current online issue of AGNI!