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

"POL has opened my mind to many kinds of poetry. Before competing, my experience with poetry was limited to Dr. Seuss. I now find myself making literary references, having analytical conversations with my peers and mentors about poetry, and recalling poems throughout my day."
Mikayla Bates
2016 UT POL Champion