David Southward

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David Southward teaches in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of two collections: Bachelor’s Buttons (Kelsay Books, 2020) and Apocrypha, a sonnet sequence based on the Gospels (Wipf & Stock, 2018). Southward’s poems have appeared in Hummingbird, Light, the Lyric, Measure, POEM, THINK, and the anthologies Van Gogh Dreams and Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle.He is a two-time winner of the Lorine Niedecker Prize (selected by Tyehimba Jess and Leslie Monsour), as well as the Muse Prize from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and the 2019 Frost Farm Prize for Metrical Poetry. He resides in Milwaukee with his husband, Geoff.