Stutter Monk. Flume Press, 2000. Chapbook.
"I have long regarded David Graham as one of the most moving and able poets of his generation. In Stutter Monk, his best work to date, he proves his mastery and soul again. In face of his parents' failing health and the horror of his wife's ordeal with breast cancer, his poems--dead on, unsentimental, profoundly affecting--simultaneously bay at the moon in their sadness and express the author's joy in being alive." --Sydney Lea
Second Wind. Texas Tech University Press, 1990.
(Cover painting by Lee Shippey)
"Intelligent, hardwon, and immensely readable, Second Wind numbers among the finest poetry books of recent years. In the broadest sense, David Graham's theme is nothing less than mortality: how we live, die, and affect each other along the way. The book is also a beautifully complex anthem to America in its variety, as it was and is. . . . Second Wind . . . succeeds in doing that difficult thing: giving pleasure as it makes us think." --Alice Fulton
"In dense, richly textured language, David Graham draws on the ancient art of scop and minstrel, juggler, storyteller, and magician, to sing sagas of small towns, boyhood, domestic life, aging. Tough-minded and lyrical, and full of canny intelligence, all his taut tales ring true." --Ronald Wallace