David Biespiel is an American poet and founder of The Attic: A Haven for Writers. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, he lives in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Book of Men and Women, Wild Civility, Pilgrims & Beggars, and Shattering Air, as well as an essential book on creativity, Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces. He has been a contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Slate, in addition to many literary periodicals such as Poetry magazine, Sewanee Review, Parnassus, and Literary Imagination. His column on poetry in The Oregonian is the longest-running column on poetry in an American newspaper. Biespiel has lectured and taught at universities across the United States, including Stanford University, Wake Forest University, University of Maryland, George Washington University, Oregon State University, Pacific Lutheran University, and others. Among his honors are a National Endowment for the Arts Award in Literature, a Lannan Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry. In 1999 in Portland, Oregon, he founded The Attic, a unique studio that provides workshops and private consultations to over 400 writers a year. From 2005-2010, he was editor of Poetry Northwest. In 2010, he was appointed to the board of the National Book Critics Circle.
A Cloud of Crows
Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2009
The Green Bed
The Theory of Hats