Dave's Pages

Consider this section to be a creative waterpark full of random blog posts, some audio and/or video tracks, guest writers and my personal favorite, interviews! Jump in and swim around!

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2018 writing workshops for young writers in Portland and beyond

Years ago, a mother at a Portland-area middle school asked me to run a writing workshop. She wanted her daughter to have a creative outlet beyond what the school day provided. More than a decade later, the writing workshops continue to help young people sort out their worlds,  escape into their craft, and step forward to...

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Better Than Love

Full disclosure on this one: I wrote this after looking up the words "the," "then" and "though" in an electronic dictionary. You never know where the muse is hanging out.

Interviews »

Interview with David Biespiel

David Biespiel is widely recognized as one of the leading poets of his generation, a liberal commentator on national politics, and an expert in teaching writing. He currently divides his teaching among three universities: in the fall as the Visiting Poet at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in...

Guest Writers »

Peter Sears

Peter Sears is the author of four books of poems, Tour: New & Selected Poems; The Brink; Green Diver; and most recently, Small Talk. He received his M.F.A. from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa and is the 1999 winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest. His poems...