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David B. Axelrod

Author's Bio

Dr. David B. Axelrod is Volusia County , Florida, Poet Laureate, serving for a four-year term (2015-2019). He also served as Suffolk County, Long Island, Poet Laureate (2007-2009). He maintains a website at www.poetrydoctor.org where he offers his services to the public. Dr. Axelrod has published in hundreds of magazines and anthologies. He has been translated into fifteen languages. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards including his being the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People’s Republic of China. The New York Times described him as “A Treat!” Dr. Axelrod’s twenty-first and newest book is RUSTING: WAYS TO KEEP LIVING (Taylor & Seale, 2014) Two of his books were chosen as a Small Press Review picks of the month. Dr. Axelrod is founder and now Vice President of Writers Unlimited Agency, Inc.; founder and director of Creative Happiness Institute, Inc., and President of 3WS, World Wide Writers Services.

Publications and Prizes

A Dream of Feet (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2017), The CHI of Poetry (Birnham Wood, 2017), Merlin Stone Remembered (Llewellyn Publishing Worldwide/Midnight Ink, 2014), Rusting: Ways to Keep Living (Taylor & Seale , 2014), The SPEED Way: Poems about NASCAR and Growing up Around Racing and Cars (TotalRecall Publications, Inc., 2012), How to Apologize (Paradise Islands Press, 2009), Deciduous Poems (Ahadada Books, 2008), The Impossiblity of Dreams (Ahadada Books, 2007), Another Way: Poems Derived from the Tao Te Ching (Karma Dog Editions, 2005), Introduction to Literature, 4th through 10th editions (Harper Collins, 2004), The Universal Language (Birnham Wood, 1990), A Perpetual Calendar of Poetry (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1988), White Lies (La Jolla Poets Press, 1985), Home Remedies (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1982), The Man Who Fell in Love with a Chicken (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1980), A Meeting of David B. Axelrod and Gnazino Russo (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1979), Starting from Paumanok (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1973), Myths, Dreams and Dances (DESPA Press, 1972), Stills from a Cinema (DESPA Press, 1969)
Thirty Three: An[niversary] Anthology (Negative Capability Press, 2014)
Big City Lit, Cyclamens and Swords, First Literary Review-East, Kansas Quarterly, Karamu, Long Island Quarterly, Negative Capability, North Carolina Quarterly, The Muse, Walt's Corner, Xanadu
2015 Coalition of Visionary Resources COVR Award, first place for biography for his memoir writing and editing of the book, MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED. 2014 Florida Book Award Gold Medal, first place for nonfiction for MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED. 2014 Founders' Award for his literary work with Long Island Authors Group. Three-time Small Press Review pick of the month; Recipient of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Award for his work with young poets in Ireland. Featured Poet, Universal Consciousness Festival, Estes Park, CO; Poem read into the record, Florida State Senate; Pushcart Prize nominee. Representing U.S. twice at Struga Festivals. Virginia Council on the Arts Poet in Residence. SUNY Creative Writing Grant. NYSCA, Suffolk County, Volusia County, and numerous other grants.

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MERLIN STONE REMEMBERED by David B. Axelrod, Lenny Schneir, Carol Thomas

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