He'd heard about a girl . . .
I waited for a garden god . . .
On either side of the drive . . .
He catches you in the act . . .
Oscar Pistorius . . .
They showed up daily on the news . . .
David Southward grew up in southwest Florida and earned degrees in English from Northwestern and Yale Universities. In 1998 he joined the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he is currently Senior Lecturer. Through introductory courses in graphic novels and film, as well as advanced courses in poetry and aesthetics, David shares his passion for the arts in all their variety. His debut collection, Apocrypha, was published by Wipf & Stock in 2018. Other poems have appeared recently in Millwork, Gyroscope Review, Measure, Light, Bramble, Razor Lit Mag, and Verse-Virtual. In 2017 he was awarded the Lorine Niedecker Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and the Muse Prize from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (judged by Mark Doty).
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