photograph by Michelle E. Greco
DAVID CREWS is author of Wander-Thrush: Lyric Essays of the Adirondacks (Ra Press, 2018) and High Peaks (Ra Press, 2015)—a poetry collection that catalogs his hiking of the “Adirondack 46ers” in upstate New York. He holds an MFA from Drew University where he studied with poets Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Ira Sadoff, and Judith Vollmer.
Crews serves as artist-in-residence with ARTS By The People, where he edits poetry for Platform Review and the Platform Chapbook Series, and contributes as writing coordinator for Moving Words—a project that makes possible international collaboration among artists of prose, poetry, voice acting, and animation. His poem “Ecotone” will be featured this year in the ABTP project Intonation—a collaboration between American poets and composers from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
His most recent work includes the essay, "On Wilderness: Rethinking Climate Crisis," published at The HOPPER and written in fellowship with the nonprofit Northeast Wilderness Trust on the 550-acre Howland Research Forest just outside Edinburg, Maine, preserved as forever-wild in 2007 by the Trust, where for over twenty years ecologists from the U.S. Forest Service and the University of Maine-Orono have been accumulating ground-breaking data on carbon storage and sequestration in old-growth forests.
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