Dave Read


PO Box 920
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Author's Bio

Dave Read was born in Oswego, NY, locale of one of the 800+ collegiate writing programs to be established in the aftermath of the Famous Writer's School scandal that ruined the reputations of Bennett Cerf and Random House in 1970. The founding director is Lewis Turco.  During a visit with Donald Hall in 2017, it came up in conversation that I had been a student there, "Oh, Turco hates me," he laughed.

Publications & Prizes

Except for Love (Encircle Publications, 2019)
National Beat Poetry Festival Anthology (Local Gems Press, 2019)
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What Rough Beast
Prizes won: 

First, second, and third, plus three honorable mentions and one most improved.

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Last update: Apr 19, 2021