David Walker is a husband, father, teacher, literary magazine editor, and writer of both poetry and fiction.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University where he was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the Co-Managing Editor of the campus’ literary arts magazine, and a performer at the 2011 Intercollegiate Poetry Slam hosted by WSU. Before graduating in 2011, he was a member of the 2010 Salem Poetry Seminar and was a workshop leader at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival the following year.
After earning his BA in English, he was accepted to the MFA Poetry program at Southern Connecticut State University. During this program, he was both the Graduate Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant his first and second year respectively, affording him the opportunity to co-lecture an introductory and advanced creative writing class. After he graduated, he was offered adjunct teaching positions at Goodwin College, Holyoke Community College, and, his alma mater, Westfield State University.
He is currently a high school English teacher in his hometown (Springfield, MA) where he runs the slam poetry club. During their first year in competition at the regional Louder Than A Bomb teen poetry festival, the team reached the semi-finals stage featuring a tribute poem for classmates who had died in a car accident earlier in 2017.
In 2014, he started a literary magazine in the form of a podcast titled Golden Walkman Magazine. His poetry and fiction have or will appear in The Quotable, Stoneboat, Mouse Tales Press, Fresh Ink, Cactus Heart and others. He is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Pause: A Collection of Moment Poems, Donating Organs in Boxes (2014, 2016 – both from Finishing Line Press), and Ifs, Ifs, Ifs (forthcoming from Červená Barva Press).
David is currently focusing on being a good husband and father as he has a wife, two-year old son, and a baby girl on the way. They all live with the family cat, Eva, in Palmer, MA.