Author and Educator
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Check out Middle-East Mezze,
an exotic, sometimes searing new book
from Plain View Press.
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 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. U.S.
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 currently is president of the
Writers' Club and poetry editor of Deus Loci. Among his honors are being selected as the 2009 Distinguished Professor at Charlotte Eastern Illinois Universityand being inducted into the University Professionals of 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. He lives in Illinois . Charlotte, NC