B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1975
M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1982
ENGL 627: Writing Poetry
ENGL 805: Advanced Poetry Workshop
Standoff, Wise Poison, Sugartown,
David Rivard is the author of five books: Otherwise Elsewhere, Sugartown, Bewitched Playground, Wise Poison, winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Torque, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. His poems and essays appear regularly in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Poetry London, Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and other magazines and anthologies. Among his many awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as the 2006 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, in recognition of both his writing and teaching. In 2009, he was awarded the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review.