David Crews


Shaftsbury, VT
Vermont US

Author's Bio

DAVID CREWS is a writer and editor who currently resides at the edge of the Hoosic river watershed of southern Vermont, ancestral land of Mohican and Abenaki peoples. He cares for work that explores a reconnection to land and place, wild(er)ness, preservation, nonviolence. He serves as a board member with The Waterman Fund and as an editorial advisor for Writing the Land. He received an MFA from Drew University where he studied with poets Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Ira Sadoff, and Judith Vollmer.  He is author of Incantation, a limited-edition handmade chapbook of poems designed and produced by Josh Dannin of Directangle Press (2022), Wander-Thrush: Lyric Essays of the Adirondacks (Ra Press, 2018), and High Peaks (Ra Press, 2015)—a poetry collection that catalogs hiking the “Adirondack 46ers” in upstate New York. His newest work, Mônadenok, is a long lyric poem about Mount Monadnock in southern New Hampshire.

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Crews was a finalist for the 2019 Richard Snyder Prize (Ashland Poetry Press), semifinalist for the 2020 Berkshire Award (Tupelo Press), and selected by Lisa Kwong as honorable mention for the 2020 Hopper Prize (Green Writers Press). He was also finalist for the 2010 46er Prize for Poetry, finalist for the 2011 Knightville Poetry Prize, an honorable mention for 2018 / 2010 Allen Ginsberg Awards, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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Red Bank, NJ
New Jersey
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New Jersey
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Last update: Jun 10, 2023