David Kowalczyk

Rookie (11-22-1952 / Batavia, New York)

Biography of David Kowalczyk

David Kowalczyk lives and writes in Batavia, New York. He has taught English in Changwon, South Korea, and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, as well as at several colleges in the United States, including Arizona State. His work has appeared in five anthologies and over fifty magazines, including California Quarterly, Bogg, Maryland Review, and St. Ann's Review. He was founding editor of Gentle Strength Quarterly. He has published three chapbooks.

David Kowalczyk's Works:

A Gentle Metamorphosis (Small Poetry Press,1993)
Stealing the Sky (Small Poetry Press,1999)
Invisible Vienna (West Town Press,2005)

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A Small Sacrifice

His innocence was erased
last year by the lion priest,
who consumes
young boys.

His childhood is forever destroyed.
He is lost in astral clouds,
in constant prayers
to obscure saints,
child martyrs all.

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