David’s many books include The Country I Remember, Arrivals, Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry, Ludlow: A Verse Novel, The Sound: New and Selected Poems, Voices, Places: Essays, and Davey McGravy: Tales to be Read Aloud to Children and Adult Children. Mason has also written the libretti for operas by composers Lori Laitman and Tom Cipullo, all of them available on CD from Naxos. His poems, essays, translations and reviews have appeared in such periodicals as The New Yorker, The Nation, The New Republic, Harper’s, The Hudson Review, Poetry, The Sewanee Review, The American Scholar, The Times Literary Supplement, The Irish Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Image. A Professor of English at The Colorado College, Mason has also worked as an estate caretaker in New York and a crab fisherman in Alaska. In 1997 he was a Fulbright Fellow to Greece, where he has lived and taught periodically over forty years. He has lectured in Mexico, Scotland, Ireland and Australia in addition to many parts of the United States. A native of Washington State, Mason divides his time between Colorado and Tasmania, where he owns five acres of land looking out on World Heritage wilderness and the Southern Ocean.