David Mason

David Mason


Professor of English and creative writing at Colorado College

Bellingham, Washington

In a cabin in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and a house by the ocean in Newport, Oregon

Author of
The Buried Houses, The Country I Remember, Arrivals (poetry), Ludlow (verse novel), News from the Village (memoir), Two Minds of a Western Poet, The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry (essays), and other titles

He says
"My sense is that most Americans live only at the level of the economic reality -- the job, the car, the pavement, the shopping, the house, the Internet. It feels to me like a living death. Or barely living. One of poetry's purposes is to try to strip away that veneer of unreality, to get at the truth of things."