Davida Singer


New York, NY 10025-3968

Author's Bio

Poet/performance artist Davida Singer has published two full collections of poetry, shelter island poems (Canio Editions) and Port of Call (Plain View Press, 2012), and a chapbook, naked romance and then some (Aldrich Press, 2015). She often reads combining spoken word with jazz and klezmer music. Her multimedia projects include Naked Romance with composer John Rangel and Swiss artist Nicole Schmoelzer, and Khupe with composer/trumpeter Frank London, bassist Ken Filiano, and others. Her work has been performed on the stages of The Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, SVA Theatre (NYC), GiG Performance Space (Santa Fe), and The Harwood Museum of Art and SOMOS (Taos NM). Davida is the recipient of four fellowships from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, in Taos, New Mexico and was featured at the 2010 SOMOS Summer Writers Series. Her poems have appeared in Feminist Studies, The Little Magazine, Response, Sinister Wisdom, and Chokecherries Anthology, among others. A theater journalist, she was a contributing writer to The Villager and Gay City News for 13 years. Currently, she teaches creative writing and literature at Hunter College and School of Visual Arts in New York City. She also runs a private creative writing workshop & does one on one tutorials. 

Publications & Prizes

Chokecherries Anthology (SOMOS (Society of the Muse of the Southwest), 2012)
Port of Call (Plain View Press, 2012)
Shelter Island Poems (Canio's Editions, 1995)
naked romance and then some (Aldrich Press, 2015)
Crosswinds Poetry Journal
Feminist Studies
Little Magazine
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The Comstock Review
Prizes won: 

Writers Fellowship, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013) Finalist, Audre Lorde Award (2013)

More Information

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Identifies as: 
American, Jewish, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Immigration, LGBTQ, Seniors, Women
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Born in: 
Burlington, VT
Raised in: 
Burlington, VT
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Last update: Aug 02, 2021