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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Curry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1942 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois. After school in Connecticut and some time in New York City, I returned to Springfield and lived there from 1965 until 1981. I now live in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

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Titles At Your Library

Contending to be the dream: Poems
ISBN: 0912284994

New Rivers Press. 1978

Softcover, covers dulled & w/minor edgewear, a small crease in back bottom cover corner, price inked over, text & binding all VG, tight & clean. One of 1st ed of 750 copies and signed NOT by author, but SIGNED BY OWNER, from the library of well-beloved southern Minnesota KMSU-FM volunteer history broadcaster Bodwyn Wook, broadcasting as "Emmett R Smith...NOT the football player, the old farmer from Eagle Lake!" Mails insured.


-- *Special Distinction, 1979 Elliston Book Awards , ''Contending to be the Dream''

-- *Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1976, ''''