David Welper poet
"David Welper is a rusty horseshoe pointing south above the open door of an abandoned dive bar in the middle of the world’s largest shopping mall." ***www.housefirebooks.com
David Welper has an MA in Creative Writing from Wayne State University in Detroit (2003). His work appears in several publications and he's been a featured reader in NYC, Detroit, and the Bay Area. He writes with an appreciation for the odd things in his brain, focusing on Sound, Structure, and Image. His book Lookbaby (Big Mile Books, 2013) deals with the absurdity and immaturity of how we look at our surroundings. He enjoys volunteering when possible in the Bay Area lit community. He is also a psychiatric nurse.
Twitter: @DavidWelper, Facebook: /DavidWelperCom
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"These pieces hum with a steady, surreal stream of consciousness that is at once relateable as well as beautifully unique."
(reviewed on Red Paint Hill July '15 by Jesi Buell)
Just signed up for a workshop lead by Hollie Hardy...you should too! (here)
My review of Noah Eli Gordon's The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press) on Entropy
My interview at Quiet Lightning with Jayinee Basu, an exciting Bay poet
(more about Jayinee here)
Lookbaby reviewed at Red Paint Hill
"Sorry Sir, We’re Gonna Have To Ask You To Leave," "Certainty (A Self-portrait of Lips)," "Park Blue," "Bloom,” forthcoming from Cricket Online Review (summer'15)
"And (The Tree Poem)," Redfez (#80)
"Mingus-Tea," Riverbabble (6/15)
Recent and Upcoming readings:
Backyards: Poets for Change, 9/26/15, Frank Bette Center, Alameda.
My manuscript Sorry Sir, We're Gonna Have to Ask You to Leave is done...now it needs a home.
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