David Hopes

Poet, Fiction Writer

51 Lakeshore Drive Asheville, NC, 28804
Asheville, NC 28804-2401

Author's Bio

I am a playwritght, poet, essayist, fiction writer, painter, actor, having found all modes of expression (at least all I know) spring from a single source. Recent book publications include A DREAM OF ADONIS (poetry) from Pecan Grove Press, PENIEL from Saint Julian Press, THE FALLS OF THE WYONA (Novel, winner of the Quill Prize from Red Hen Press), NIGHT, SLEEP, AND THE DREAMS OF LOVERS from Black Mountain Press, and THE ONE WITH THE BEAUTIFUL NECKLACES from Moonshone Cove. My plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, London, Houston, Cincinnati, Chicago, Asheville.

Publications & Prizes


Night, Sleep, and the Dreams of Lovers (Black Mountain Press, 2019)
The Falls of the Wyona (Red Hen Press, 2019)


Upholding Mystery (Oxford University Press, 1997)
Peniel (Saint Julian Press, 2017)
A Dream of Adonis (Pecan Grove Press, 2007)
Bird Songs of the Mesozoic (Milkweed Editions, 2005)
A Sense of the Morning (Milkweed Editions, 1999)
A Childhood in the Milky Way (University of Akron Press, 1998)
Blood Rose (Urthona Press, 1996)
The Sacred Place (University of Utah Press, 1996)
Prizes won: 

Juniper Prize, Saxifrage Prize. Sprenger Foundation Award, Durango Fine Arts Award, Sonoro Review Fiction Award,Desert Star Award, Siena Playwrights Prize, New Letters Literary Award, Quill Prize for Queer Writing,etc

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Yeats, Blake, James Stephens
What I'm reading now: 
Chatterton by John Ackroyd

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Raised in: 
Akron, OH
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Last update: Nov 24, 2020