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 an ... more »

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  • bitter sweet(8/9/2019 9:54:00 AM)

    hope you have a great trip. RIP

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  • adam gelatt(8/8/2019 2:18:00 AM)

    goodbye _______________________________

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  • fyiinfo(5/29/2019 9:19:00 PM)

    There are two poets named David Berman. The first nine poems posted here are by by David Berman (1934-2017)
    and the last five by David Berman (1967-) .

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  • Gabby(5/14/2018 11:17:00 AM)

    I have question is he still alive?

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  • Sara Gonsalves(5/2/2018 12:38:00 PM)

    It sucks that you guys don't even have his best poem on here. Classic Waters, look it up. All time favorite! !

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  • John Richter(4/1/2015 8:00:00 AM)

    David, just found your poem 'Snow' on Modern Poem of the Day... As a mostly classical writer I've never really warmed up to modern poetry but your 'Snow' is certainly one of those exceptions... Awesome. It might be because my brother and I used to shovel driveways as kids too... Sorry to hear about the fall out with your dad. If you don't mind taking some advice form an admiring stranger then just drop it man, it ain't worth all that.... Guns are not going away, but our dad will be. You don't want to be in that cold place when he's gone.... Just some love for you dude...

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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.

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  • Koena Mokoena 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.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of David Berman

Snow

Walking through a field with my little brother Seth

I pointed to a place where kids had made angels in the snow.
For some reason, I told him that a troop of angels
had been shot and dissolved when they hit the ground.

He asked who had shot them and I said a farmer.


Then we were on the roof of the lake.
The ice looked like a photograph of water.

Why he asked. Why did he shoot them.

I didn't know where I was going with this.

They were on his property, I said.


When it's snowing, the outdoors seem like a room.

Today I traded ...

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