Treasure Island

David Kowalczyk

(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) Updates


Mellow as a mango.
The women, ages nine to ninety,
always dressed in black.
Lavender breezes and waves
nestled on pearled sands.
Flames and flowers emerging
from the laughing surf.
Restless unicorns wandering the beach.
Instant love and never-ending sunsets.
The liquid hush of the jacaranda dawn.

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