D.S. Waldman writes and teaches creative writing in San Diego, California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such publications as Poetry Northwest, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, 32 Poems, Nashville Review, New Letters, The Common, Diode, Poetry International, Los Angeles Review, and Sugar House Review.  He holds a BA from Middlebury College and is currently enrolled in the MFA program at San Diego State University.



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“decay”    The Gettysburg Review. 

“Nocturne: Before Your Brother’s Funeral”    Colorado Review. 

“A Love Poem”    Copper Nickel. 

The Etiquette of Grief”    32 Poems. 

Three Poems    The Los Angeles Review.     

 “Ars Poetica”    Diode. 

Upon Waking, In a Hush”    Sugar House Review. 

Three Poems    New Letters. 

Decay”    Nashville Review. 

Two Poems   The Common (online). 

“At Delphi”    The Harvard Advocate. 

Self-portrait, Remotely”    Terrain. 

Fayette Co.”    Radar. 

“Winter Ghazal”    North Dakota Quarterly

25th of Kislev”    Entropy. 

Coyote”    Tar River Poetry. 

“Lightly a God, If He Wished”    Literary Matters.  

“Overbrook”    Literary Matters.  

Essays    Interviews    Misc. Prose

Getting Out of the Way: The Quiet Poem”  Poetry Northwest.  

“A Conversation with Dawn Lundy Martin”  Poetry International.

Honors    Awards    News

Finalist  Georgia Review’s 2021 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize (selected by Arthur Sze)

Winner  2019 Foothill Editor’s Prize (selected by Ishion Hutchinson)



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