David McAleavey


David McAleaveyDavid McAleavey
Ph.D.  in English, Cornell University, 1975
MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry), Cornell University, 1972

In poetry I’m about as focused on formal attentiveness and innovation as I am on discerning truth, thrilled when the sine-waves of these interests overlap and amplify into an audible freshness.  As a scholar and poet alert to the European and American avant-garde movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, and having Language Writing to work with and against as I matured, I find it natural to expect links between the arts, and feel it important to attend to the ways various artists influence one another.  I have a growing interest in the relationship between American literature and other English-language national literatures, including the work of those with multiple or complex linguistic, ethnic, racial, and national identities.

Work: FareWell- To the End of the World as We Know It OR Dancing Your Way to Paradise (2008-2012)