David Holper, author of The Bridge has done a little bit of everything: taxi driver, fisherman, dishwasher, bus driver, soldier, house painter, bike mechanic, bike courier, and teacher. He has published a number of stories and poems, including his first collection of poetry, 64 Questions. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and he has recently won several poetry competitions, in spite of his contention that he never wins anything. He teaches English at College of the Redwoods and lives in Eureka, California, far enough from the madness of civilization that he can still see the stars at night and hear the Canada geese calling.
To read more about Holper’s work and to see a list of his upcoming events, click here for his website.
The Bridge is David Holper’s second book of poetry, consisting of his best work over the last ten years.
“The Bridge is a wonder between the black hole of hatred and the solace of love, between past, present and ‘what the future may offer with its hidden hands.’
We dip into profound layer upon layer, both heartbreaking and heartening as we touch on the darkest human places, asking, ‘How has such a seed grown in our midst?’ Holper always offers a bridge to light, ‘driving back the darkness one brilliant ray of love at a time.’
Plan to read from ‘evenings inky incantation’ on into the night.”
— Susan Wooldridge, author of poemcrazy: freeing your life with words