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David K. Leff is the author of three volumes of poetry and two novels in verse. He has twice been nominated for a prestigious Pushcart Prize for his poems. In 2016-2017 the National Park Service appointed him poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET).
David formerly served on the board of the Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc. which holds monthly readings and sponsored a biennial Connecticut Poetry Festival. On occasion, he serves as a judge in poetry contests and has given nature poetry workshops at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the Mark Twain House, the Emily Dickinson Museum, and elsewhere. In 2018 he was given the lifetime honor of New England Beat Poet Laureate by National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. His poems have appeared in journals and magazines and have been included in several anthologies. He has given poetry readings at venues throughout Connecticut and beyond.