David Berman

(4 January 1967 / Williamsburg, Virginia)

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David Berman is an American poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews.

Biography

David Berman was born January 4, 1967 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He attended high school at Greenhill School in Addison, Texas, before matriculating at the University of Virginia. While in Charlottesville, Virginia, Berman began writing and performing songs (often left on friends' voice message machines) with his loose band, Ectoslavia, primarily composed of UVA classmates Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich.

Upon graduation from the University of Virginia, the trio moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, where they shared ... more »

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  • Patrick Murphy (3/29/2014 10:19:00 AM)

    I'm of the opinion that David Berman should, along with his so called modern poetry be consigned to the garbage can. Complete and utter trash.

  • Rookie - 11 Points Koena Mokoena (3/30/2012 2:49:00 AM)

    I am inspired by your poem that is titled Self-Portrait At 28, hence i am that kind of a person who is self-motivated. I also compose poems in my spare time, hence you can visit my website on the following address. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

    Yours sincerely.
    Mr. Koena France Mokoena
    Country: South Africa
    Website: www.poemhunter.com/kfmproductions

  • Rookie - 63 Points John Raubenheimer (3/28/2012 2:10:00 PM)

    Today one of David Berman's poems was sent me by PoemHunter. I just kept reading and reading, soaking up the discursive swag-bag of ideas... making a story, which intrigued and transfixed me. I wish I had written down the title. I loved the work. Thank you. It is for poems like this that I live and breathe.

  • Rookie - 63 Points Sam Howard (8/30/2008 1:50:00 AM)

    very cool stuff, and now i have to add at least 20 character spaces

  • Rookie - 63 Points Danny Cutup (12/8/2004 2:56:00 PM)

    i saw you read at umass a few years ago, we had a conversation in the bathroom. you're awesome

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