David Blair lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. He is the author of four books of poetry and a collection of essays. In the fall of 2022, MadHat will be publishing True Figures: Selected Shorter Poems and Prose Poems, 1998-2021. His other books include Ascension Days, Friends with Dogs, Arsonville, Barbarian Seasons, and Walk Around: Essays on Poetry and Place. He is currently teaching poetry in the MFA Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire.