David Anthony Sam

Poet

525 Monticello Circle
Locust Grove, VA 22508
Phone: 
540-445-1726
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

Born in Pennsylvania, David Anthony Sam is the proud grandson of peasant immigrants from Poland and Syria. For much of his life, he lived and worked in the Detroit area, graduating from Eastern Michigan University (BA, MA) and Michigan State (Ph.D.). He lives now in Virginia with his wife and life partner, Linda. Sam’s poetry has appeared in over 80 journals and publications and his poem, “First and Last,” won the 2018 Rebecca Lard Award. He has five published collections including Final Inventory (Prolific Press 2018) and Finite to Fail: Poems after Dickinson, the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the GFT Press Chapbook Contest. He currently teaches creative writing at Germanna Community College, from where he retired as President in 2017. He serves on the Board of the Virginia Poetry Society. 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry (Anthology of Magazine Verse, 1980)
Journals:
Alura
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American Tanka
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Arlington Literary Journal
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Artemis
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Blue Heron Review
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Blue Unicorn
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Clementine Poetry Journal
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Crucible
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Dark Matter
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Empty Sink Publishing
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FLARE: The Flagler Review
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Folia
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Great River Review
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Heron Tree
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Hurricane Review
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Literature Today
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On the Rusk
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Piedmont Literary Review
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Ripples
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Stone Country
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Tanka Journal
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The Bacon Review
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The Birds We Piled Loosely
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The Hurricane Review
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The Magnolia Review
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The Poet
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The Scapegoat Review
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These Fragile Lilacs
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Touch: The Journal of Healing
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Vine Leaves Literary Journal
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Yellow Chair Review
Prizes won: 

Finite to Fail: Poems after Dickinson was the 2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest Grand Prize Winner

"First and Last" Rebecca Lard Award Winner 2018

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Arab American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
McKeesport, PA
Pennsylvania
Raised in: 
Belleville, MI
Michigan
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Last update: May 01, 2019