David Radavich


3800 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 532-7134

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. THE COUNTRIES WE LIVE IN (2014) explores our inner and outer geographies. 

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, Charlotte Writers' Club, and North Carolina Poetry Society. He is poetry editor of DEUS LOCI and coordinates the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series. His latest book is AMERICA ABROAD: AN EPIC OF DISCOVERY (2019).  


Publications & Prizes

Out of Line (Garden House Press, 2007)
Immigration Emigration Diversity (Chapel Hill Press, 2006)
Imported Breads: Literature of Cultural Exchange (Mammoth Books, 2003)
Prayers to Protest (Pudding House Publications, 2000)
Die Weiten Horizonte (Pressler Verlag, 1985)
America Abroad: An Epic of Discovery (Plain View Press, 2019)
The Countries We Live In (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2014)
Middle-East Mezze (Plain View Press, 2011)
Canonicals: Love's Hours (Finishing Line Press, 2009)
America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (Plain View Press, 2007)
Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2000)
By the Way (Buttonwood Press, 1998)
Slain Species (Court Poetry Press, 1980)
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Connecticut River Review
Evansville Review
International Quarterly
Kansas Quarterly
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Mid-American Poetry Review
Prism Quarterly
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Prizes won: 

Mid-America Award (2012), Paul & Zelda Gitlin Prize (2012), Paul & Zelda Gitlin Prize (2014)

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Fluent in: 
French, German
Born in: 
Boston, MA
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Last update: May 10, 2019