David Dephy


New York , NY 11214

Author's Bio

DAVID DEPHY -- The trilingual Georgian/American award-winning poet, novelist, multimedia artist. 

An active participant in the American and international poetry and artistic scenes, such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Brownstone Poets, The New York City Poetry Festival, Spectrum Reading Series, Long Island Poetry Listings, New York Public Library, Starr Bar Poetry Series, Poets in Nassau, Poets in Massachusetts, Columbia University – School of the Arts in the City of New York, Great Weather for Media in New York City, New York City Voices, Assiduous Dust, Bowery Poetry Club. His works have been published and anthologized in USA, UK and all over the world by the many literary magazines, journals, and publishing houses. He is an author of fifteen books of poetry, eight novels and five audio albums of poetry. His book-length works in English, a poetry Eastern Star, and A Double Meaning (with co-author Joshua Corwin) have been published in USA in October 2020 and August 2022 by Adelaide Books New York.

He was an artist-in-residence at the writer’s residency Ledig House in Ghent, New York and was invited to participate in the PEN World Voices festival in New York City, where he presented a live poetry event entitled “The Second Skin” with Laurie Anderson, Yusef Komunyakaa and Salman Rushdie at the Unterberg Poetry Center, 92nd Str Y.

Named as: A Literature Luminary by Bowery Poetry, Stellar Poet by Voices of Poetry, Incomparable Poet by Statorec, A Brilliant Grace by Headline Poetry and Press, and An Extremally Unique Poetic Voice by Cultural Daily.

He lives and works in New York.

Writers Retreats: 

Publications & Prizes

A Double Meaning (Adelaide Books, 2022)
Eastern Star (Adelaide Books, 2020)
Absolute New York (The University of Georgia Press, 2015)
Prizes won: 
  • Walt Whiteman Birthplace Association, New York, USA, 2023 - The Stipendiant and a Featured Poet 
  • A 2023 Pushcart Prize Nominee for Brownstone Poets
  • Prime Number Magazine Poetry Award, USA, 2023 - Finalist
  • The Sense of Purpose - The poetry work by David Dephy is included and sent to the Moon by NASA - Space X - The Lunar Codex & Brick Street Poetry 2023/2024
  • American Book Fest 2023 - The International Book Awards 2023 - Finalist in the Poetry: Narrative Category 
  • The Nelson Mandela Premium Award, 2022 from The Kingdom of Morocco in Recognition of His Vauable Poetry Contribution in Support of Ukraine During this Unfortunate War
  • The Best Poetry Work the Experimental Poetry Performance the 1st Plase Winner in Recognition of Outstanding Work in Poetry by The Artists Forum, 2022, New York, USA 
  • The Finalist and Shortlist Winner Nominee of the Adelaide Literary Awards New York for the category of Best Poem, 2020/2021, USA 
  • Winner of the Finalist Award in the 2020 Best Book Award National Contest by American Book Fest, USA 
  • Winner of the 2019 Spillwords Press Poetry American Award as June’s Publication of the Month. Spillwords Press. New York, USA
  • The Favorite Poem by Dissonance Magazine, 2019, Kent, UK 
  • The Finalist of the Adelaide Literary Award Anthology, 2019 for the category of Best Poem. Adelaide Books/Adelaide Magazine. New York, USA 
  • The Editor's Choice Poem 2019 by Vita Brevis Magazine. New York, USA 
  • Nominated as The Publication of the Year and The Author of the Year/Month by Spillwords Press, four-time in a row, 2019/2020, New York, USA
  • Best European Fiction 2012, edited by Aleksandar Hemon and prefaced by Nicole Krauss, Dalkey Archive Press. Chicago, USA ///


Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Edgar Allan Poe, William Blake, Richard Bach, Rustvely, Hermann Hesse, William Faulkner, Kahlil Gibran, Thomas Mann, Louise Glück, Jalāl ad-Dīn Rumi, Ernest Hemingway, Omar Khayyam, Grigol Robakidze, Orhan Pamuk, Vazha Pshavela, Paco Svimonishvili, Luka Bakanidze, Mikheil Ghanishashvili, Zviad Ratiani, Aaron Fischer, Wayne Miller, Andrea Scrima, Gloria Monaghan, Yahia Lababidi, Ronald P. Bremner, Neil Silberblatt, Billy Lamont, Judy Turek, Kassie Runyan, Joshua Furst, DW Gibson, Nicola Keegan, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Maryam S. Alikhani, Mikhail Iossel, Patricia Carragon, Stephen Frech, Lucas Hirsch, Joshua Corwin, Thelma T. Reyna, Megha Sood, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Herman Melville, David Gilmour from Pink Floyd.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
Georgian American
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, Georgian
Born in: 
Raised in: 
New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Aug 01, 2023