David Rivard is the author of four books: Sugartown Graywolf, 2006), Bewitched Playground (Graywolf, 2000), Wise Poison (Graywolf, 1996), the winner of the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1996 and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Torque ( Pitt, 1988), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize. His poems and essays appear in the American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, and other magazines.

In 2006, David was awarded the O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library, for his teaching as well as writing. Among his awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Arts Foundation and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as two Pushcart Prizes. Currently teaching at Tufts University and in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College, he is a member of the writing committee at the Fine Arts Work Center and the former poetry editor of Harvard Review.

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