David Radavich

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Author's Bio

David Radavich is the author of SLAIN SPECIES (London, 1980), BY THE WAY: POEMS OVER THE YEARS (1998), and GREATEST HITS (2000). He has also published a full-length comedy, NEVERTHELESS . . . (1989), five short dramas, and a wide range of poetry in journals and anthologies. His plays have been produced across the U.S., including six Off-Off-Broadway. FRAGMENTS OF THE THIRD PLANET received its European premiere in 2000 in Germany as part of their Millennium Festival. AMERICA BOUND: AN EPIC FOR OUR TIME (2007) narrates American history from World War II to the present, while CANONICALS (2009) explores "love's hours." MIDDLE-EAST MEZZE (2011) explores a troubled but enchanting part of the world. Radavich has published essays on poetry and drama and given presentations in a variety of countries. In recent years he has served as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society and the Charlotte Writers' Club and currently is president of the North Carolina Poetry Society. His latest books are THE COUNTRIES WE LIVE IN (2014) and a co-edited volume, MAGIC AGAIN: SELECTED POEMS ON THOMAS WOLFE (2016).

Publications and Prizes

America Bound: An Epic for Our Time
(Plain View Press, 2007)
, By the Way
(Buttonwood Press, 1998)
, Canonicals: Love's Hours
(Finishing Line Press, 2009)
, Greatest Hits
(Pudding House Publications, 2000)
, Middle-East Mezze
(Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2011)
, Slain Species
(Court Poetry Press, 1980)
, The Countries We Live In
(Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2014)
Die Weiten Horizonte
(Pressler Verlag, 1985)
, Immigration Emigration Diversity
(Chapel Hill Press, 2006)
, Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange
(Mammoth Books, 2003)
, Out of Line
(Garden House Press, 2007)
, Prayers to Protest
(Pudding House Publications, 2000)
Big Muddy, Connecticut River Review, Evansville Review, International Quarterly, Kansas Quarterly, Louisville Review, Mid-American Poetry Review, Orbis, Prism Quarterly, South Dakota Review, the Aurorean, Witness
Prizes Won: 
Mid-America Award (2012), Paul & Zelda Gitlin Prize (2012), Paul & Zelda Gitlin Prize (2014)

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Last updated: Sep 19, 2016