About the Author
DAVID HAVIRD grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, and studied at the university there under James Dickey. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Virginia with a doctoral dissertation on Thomas Hardy. Not a prolific poet, still he has published for many years in major journals: Agni, The New Yorker, Poetry, the Sewanee Review, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, the Yale Review--not to mention the Texas Review--and online at Poetry Daily. He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he teaches at Centenary College.