David Mason

b. 1954
David Mason

Originally from Bellingham, Washington, David Mason currently lives outside Colorado Springs where he teaches at his alma mater, Colorado College. Mason’s love for travel — he has lived in Greece and hitchhiked the British Isles — along with such tragedies as his brother’s death, are major themes in his work. Also a deft essayist and critic, Mason’s poetry has been collected in The Country I Remember and Arrivals.

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion