Author and Educator
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My latest book, The Countries We Live In, is getting good response.
These poems explore the inner and outer geographies of our lives.
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A Brief Bio
David Radavich is a 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 Europe. America Bound: An Epic for Our Time (Plain View, 2007) narrates 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 newest personal new collection, The Countries We Live In (Main Street Rag, 2014), explores our inner and outer geographies. Magic Again: Selected Poems on Thomas Wolfe, co-edited with David Strange, will be published in spring 2016. U.S.
Radavichhas 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. 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 was awarded the MidAmerica Award for his contributions to Midwestern literature and scholarship and the Zelda and Paul Gitlin Literary Prize for best essay on Thomas Wolfe. He received the Paul and Zelda Gitlin Literary Prize again in 2014. He has been president of the Thomas Wolfe Society and Charlotte Writers’ Club and currently is president of the North Carolina Poetry Society.