Earlier this year David Alpaugh created a new poetic form that he calls the Double-Title Poem. He has written 75 of them so far. The first six were published in May by William Slaughter’s on-line poetry journal MUDLARK (click on the the title to view). Four more published in June at X-PERI (click on title to view). More are forthcoming from California Quarterly, Spillway, and Gargoyle and rules for the form follow the poems at both Mudlark and X-Peri.
FRANÇOIS VILLON smokes pot with a student from DENVER, COLORADO
David Alpaugh’s musical play Yesteryear: Three Days in Paris with François Villon (music by his composer brother, Lewis) has been published by SCENE4: International Magazine of Arts and Media. Click here on YESTERYEAR to read the play and on Yesteryear Songs in the bar on your left to hear the music.
ABOUT DAVID ALPAUGH
David Alpaugh’s poetry has appeared in literary journals that includeAble Muse, Berkeley Poetry Review,Evergreen Review, Exquisite Corpse, Light, Mudlark, Poetry, Rattle, Spillway, Wisconsin Review, and Zyzyvva. His fiirst collection, Counterpoint, won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. He is one of the fifty contemporary poets selected by Dana Gioia for the Heyday Press anthology California Poetry from the Gold Rush to the Present. He is the author of three voice plays, all of which have won awards from the University of California and been published by Boundary 2 and Scene4.
David Alpaugh’s controversial essays on Po-Biz in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Poets & Writers Magazine,Mudlark, Stride, andRattle have been widely discussed both on and off line (links to them are included in the sidebar). His interpretive essays on Samuel Beckett have appeared in Modern Drama, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Norton Critical anthology Eight Modern Plays.
A graduate of Rutgers University and the University of California, Berkeley, David Alpaugh has taught at the UC Berkeley Extension and currently at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). He is the Publications Director for the Ina Coolbrith Circle and an emeritus member of the California Writers Club. A popular performer of his own poetry, he hosted monthly poetry readings in the SF Bay area for fifteen years and has been a finalist for Poet Laureate of California.