David Radavich

Author and Educator

Welcome to my website.  Feel free to browse through individual pages below.   You may contact me and share your comments or suggestions, either via email or at 6216 Glenridge Road, Charlotte, NC 28211; (704) 364-6927.


A Poem for April


My new book, The Countries We Live In, is getting good response.

Copies are available at www.mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/the-countries-we-live-in

 or other outlets



To read my interview with the South Charlotte News

go to: Celebrate National Poetry Month


To watch my interview on C-Span about the Charlotte Writers’ Club,

go to www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Charlotte and scroll down BookTV







Full-Length Comedies

ON THE VERGE: A Cycle of Plays for Our Time

A sequence of seven plays on contemporary social issues.

One-Act and Short Plays



AMERICA BOUND: An Epic for Our Time

A narrative of our national history as told by everyday Americans.

BY THE WAY: Poems over the Years

CANONICALS: Love's Hours

A chapbook exploring the times and seasons of love.

The Christmas Poems

Poems selected each year by Anne for Christmas.


          Poems about the inner and outer geographies of our lives.

GREATEST HITS: 1978-2000

A chapbook of popular Radavich poems.


Poems about a troubled yet enchanting part of our world.

SLAIN SPECIES: A Selection of Poems

          Early poems from Europe.

Prizes and Honors






A Brief Bio

David Radavich is a socially committed poet, playwright, and essayist.  Among his poetry volumes are Slain Species (Court Poetry, London, 1980), By the Way: Poems over the Years (Buttonwood, 1998), and Greatest Hits (Pudding House, 2000).   Individual works have appeared widely in journals and anthologies.  His plays have been performed across the U.S., including six Off-Off-Broadway, and in EuropeAmerica Bound: An Epic for Our Time (Plain View, 2007) narrates U.S. history from World War II to the present through the eyes of everyday Americans, while Canonicals (Finishing Line, 2009) investigates "love's hours." Middle-East Mezze (Plain View, 2011) focuses on a troubled yet enchanting part of our world.  His new collection, The Countries We Live In, has just been released (Main Street Rag, 2014). 

Radavich has written scholarly and informal essays on poetry and drama and has performed in such far-flung locations as Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, and Iceland.  He has been president of the Thomas Wolfe Society and Charlotte Writers' Club and currently is Vice President of the North Carolina Poetry Society and poetry editor of Deus Loci.  Among his honors are being selected as the 2009 Distinguished Professor at Eastern Illinois University and being inducted into the University Professionals of Illinois Wall of Fame (2010).  In 2012 he won the Zelda and Paul Gitlin Literary Prize for the best essay on Thomas Wolfe and was awarded the MidAmerica Award for his contributions to Midwestern literature and scholarship.