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Dave Mason


The past year has been full of activity. In addition to teaching and writing for periodicals like The Wall Street Journal, The Hudson Review, and The Sewanee Review, I've brought out a new collection of poems: Sea Salt: Poems of a Decade, 2004-2014. And now I can also welcome a new children's book: Davey McGravy: Tales to be read Aloud to Children and Adult Children, wonderfully illustrated by Grant Silverstein. My opera with Tom Cipullo, After Life, premieres in Seattle and San Francisco in May 2015, and The Scarlet Letter (with composer Lori Laitman) will premiere at Opera Colorado in Denver in May 2016.

For a review of Davey McGravy see:

More about Davey:

Publications at McGraw-Hill


"Fathers and Sons" by David Mason, The New Yorker 

Read David Mason's blog,

An Infrequent and Improbable Blogger.


Regular Classes

Creative Writing (all levels)
Modern British Literature
Irish Writers After Yeats and Joyce
Postcolonial Literature
The Reinvention of the Greeks
Drama Away (in Turkey and Greece) 


    B. A. The Colorado College 1978
    M. A. University of Rochester, 1986
    Ph.D. University of Rochester, 1989