grew up in South Jersey, went to Syracuse University to study advertising, worked as a creative assistant/copywriter in NYC, and then went back to Syracuse to earn his MFA in poetry. He continues to live in Syracuse where he teaches first-year writing, poetry, and literature at Syracuse University and Le Moyne College. His first book, Dreams I Never Told You & Letters I Never Sent, was published in 2017 by Gold Wake Press. His poems also appear in Bateau, Meridian, Heavy Feather Review, Tammy, and other amazing journals. David also works as a freelance graphic designer, editor, and writing consultant. You can find him online @MrWojoRising.