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Gary David grew up in Ohio along the southern shore of Lake Erie. In his early twenties he sojourned in Kansas, New Orleans, and San Francisco. Since age 25 he has been lost in the great American West, living in South Dakota, New Mexico, and Colorado. For the past 14 years he has resided on the high desert of Arizona.

He received a BA degree from Kent State University and an MA from the University of Colorado, as well as a fellowship grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.

Like most poets, David has worked sundry jobs: dish washer, furniture mover, hotel desk clerk, gandy dancer, TV ad copywriter, apartment manager, blues and country-rock vocalist/lead guitarist, Artists-in-the-Schools poet, and adjunct college teacher.

His poetry was featured in Haight Ashbury Literary Journal and has appeared in many other magazines and anthologies, including apex of the M, Black Bear, Cedar Hill Review, Credences, House Organ, Juxta, Mid-American Review, Pemmican, Synaesthetic, The Greenfield Review, and W’ORCs.

His books include The Possibilities of Blue Sky (Northland Press, 1989); A Log of Deadwood (North Atlantic Books, 1993); Tierra Zia (nine muses books, 1996); Divining the Eagle's Vision (Spirit Horse Press, 1998); and numerous chapbooks.

His nonfiction books titled The Orion Zone: Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest and Eye of the Phoenix: Mysterious Visions and Secrets of the American Southwest were both published by Adventures Unlimited Press in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

Gary is Web designer and Web master for Island Hills Books.

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For free downloads of most of his books, chapbooks, and unpublished manuscripts, go to:
The Floating Arkives of Gary A. David

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