Poetry / Photography
Recently Published: The Honey of Earth. New poems from Terrapin Books.
Available from Terrapin, Bookshop, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Welcome. I am David Graham the American poet and retired teacher of writing & literature. Not David Graham the golfer, English cricketer, Canadian scholar, renowned rock climber, British character actor, or convicted murderer from Texas.
Nor am I the famous photographer David Graham from Philadelphia. Just an avid amateur maker of images on my iPhone. Sadly, I am also not Davey Graham the peerless English folk & blues guitarist.
My poems have been published in such journals as Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, and Sycamore Review, and featured on Poetry Daily and The Writers Almanac.
I retired in 2016 from teaching writing and literature at Ripon College, where I also hosted their Visiting Writers Series for twenty-eight years. I have served on The Poets’ Prize Committee and the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and was a Resident Poet as well as faculty member at The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. Currently I am a contributing editor for Verse-Virtual, where I also contribute a monthly column, “Poetic License,” on poetry and poets.
I now live in our native upstate New York with my wife, the artist Lee Shippey.
More detail about me & my works in the links above. Links to my social media pages below. Except as noted, all photos on this site are mine, beginning with the sampling of my black-and-whites on this page.