Blue Colonial

In Blue Colonial, David Roderick memorializes his hometown by excavating and re-imagining its individual and collective histories. Set in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where English colonists first settled in 1620… Read More

David Roderick

David Roderick’s first book, Blue Colonial, won the APR/Honickman Prize and was published jointly by the American Poetry Review and Copper Canyon Press in 2006. The book led to fellowships at the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences… Read More

The Americans

The Americans pledges its allegiance to dirt. And to laptops. And to swimming pools, the Kennedys, a flower in a lapel, plastic stars hanging from the ceiling of a child’s room… Read More

David writes “State Lines,” a weekly poetry column in the San Francisco Chronicle. His own poems have appeared in dozens of journals and have earned fellowships from Stanford University, the University of North Carolina, and the Amy Lowell Trust. With his wife, poet Rachel Richardson, he co-founded Left Margin LIT, a home for the literary arts in Berkeley.