David Vincenti’s oldest recorded poem dates to Mr. Soong’s 2nd grade classroom at PS108 in Queens, NY, and he has been documenting for the wonder in ordinary things ever since. Despite deciding on a technical career path at age 14, David has always devoted his energy to making and publishing creative writings, including original speeches for forensics competitions in high school, editorship of the campus literary journal and articles for the newspaper in college, and publications in regional and national arenas since then. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Journal of New Jersey Poets, The Paterson Literary Review and The Christian Science Monitor and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has contributed articles to Poetic Voices and The Stevens Indicator. Of his writing, David says his song lyrics set low expectations and regularly fail to meet them, his personal essays sound too much like technical reports, his technical reports sound too much like personal essays, and his non-fiction can’t pass a polygraph. David curates the DeBaun Spoken Word series (http://www.debaun.org/cgi-bin/onstage/spokenword.php) and lives in New Jersey. David is an out of state poet, please consider donating a few dollars to get David back to New Jersey and cover his tolls in both directions.
May 3rd, 2006 – David Vincenti