BreakingNews: David Alpaugh has completed a musical play about France’s greatest medieval poet with music by his composer brother, Lewis. YESTERYEAR: Three Days in Paris with François Villon has just been published by SCENE4: International Magazine of Arts and Media.We are now seeking a theatre group to stage it. Meanwhile, you can click on YESTERYEAR SCRIPT in the sidebar at the left to read the play and on SONGS to hear the music.
ABOUT DAVID ALPAUGH
David Alpaugh’s poetry has appeared in literary journals that includeAble Muse, Berkeley Poetry Review,Evergreen Review, Exquisite Corpse, Light, Mudlark, Poetry, Rattle, Spillway, Wisconsin Review, and Zyzyvva. His fiirst collection, Counterpoint, won the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize from Story Line Press. He is one of the fifty contemporary poets selected by Dana Gioia for the Heyday Press anthology California Poetry from the Gold Rush to the Present. He is the author of three voices plays, all of which have won awards from the University of California and been published by Boundary 2 and Scene4.
David Alpaugh’s controversial essays on Po-Biz in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Poets & Writers Magazine, andRattle have been widely discussed both on and off line (links to them are included in the sidebar). His interpretive essays on Samuel Beckett have appeared in Modern Drama, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Norton Critical anthology Eight Modern Plays.
A graduate of Rutgers University and the University of California, Berkeley, David Alpaugh has taught at the UC Berkeley Extension and currently at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). He is the Publications Director for the Ina Coolbrith Circle and an emeritus member of the California Writers Club. A popular performer of his own poetry, he hosted monthly poetry readings in the SF Bay area for fifteen years and has been a finalist for Poet Laureate of California.