David Axelrod (poetry)


Co-Director of the EOU Low Residency MFA, David Axelrod is the author of six collections of poems. The most recent, Folly and What Next, Old Knife? were published  by Lost Horse Press. His previous collection, The Cartographer’s Melancholy, won the Spokane Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2006 Oregon Book Award. His collection of cultural and environmental essays about the interior Northwest, Troubled Intimacies, appeared in 2004. His poems and essays have been published in New Letters, Boulevard, Alaska Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, Quarterly West, River Styx, Verse Daily, among others. He also edits basalt: a journal of fine & literary arts, and is Professor of English and Writing at Eastern Oregon University, where we has taught since 1988.


Book Trailer for What Next, Old Knife?