Mr. David Koehn

California, United States

Member Since: 01/13/2014

My first full length manuscript, Twine, now available from Bauhan Publishing, won the 2013 May Sarton Poetry Prize. My poetry and translations were previously collected in two chapbooks, Tunic, (speCt! books 2013) a small collection of some of my translations of Catullus, and Coil (University of Alaska, 1998), winner of the Midnight Sun Chapbook Contest. I just released Compendium (Omnidawn Publishing 2017), a collection of Donald Justice's take on prosody. My second full-length collection, Scatterplot, is due out from Omnidawn in 2020. 

My writing has appeared in a wide range of literary magazines including Kenyon Review, New England Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Rhino, Volt, Carolina Quarterly, New York Quarterly, Diagram, McSweeney's, The Greensboro Review, Prairie Schooner, and many others. 

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Twitter Username: @davidkoehn


  • Twine , Bauhan (September 2013)
  • Compendium , Omnidawn (March 2017)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Carnegie Mellon (May 1990)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Florida (July 1992)
  • Master of Arts in Education from University of Alaska (1996)

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