David Alpaugh has lived in California for 45 years but has yet to lose his New Jersey accent. His collection, Counterpoint, won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. He has been a finalist for Poet Laureate of California. His poems have appeared in Evergreen Review, The Formalist, The Hypertexts, Light, Raintown Review, Poetry, and many other journals.
David Alpaugh's first collection, Counterpoint, won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. Journals that have published his poetry include Evergreen Review,The Formalist, Light, Poetry, Raintown Review,Rattle,The HyperTexts, and Zyzzyva. His essays—"The Professionalization of Poetry" and "What's Really Wrong with Poetry Book Contests"—have been widely discussed on and off line.