David Southward grew up in southwest Florida and earned degrees in English from Northwestern University (BA ’90) and Yale (PhD ’97). Since 1998 he has taught literature, film, and comics in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His chapbook, Apocrypha (Wipf & Stock 2018), reimagines scenes from the life of Jesus in a series of sonnets. In 2017 he was awarded the Lorine Niedecker Prize from the Council for Wisconsin Writers (selected by Tyehimba Jess) and the Muse Prize from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets; his poem “Mary’s Visit” won the 2019 Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry. A resident of Milwaukee, David enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with his husband, Geoff. Read more at davidsouthward.com.
Paperback: 101 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (December 27, 2019)