Books

or words to that effect

Dave’s first collection of poetry that won a Gold Medal in the “IPPY” Awards for independently published books in 2009. The first Limited Edition sold out. This is the 2nd Edition, which includes some previously unpublished early poems. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


The Momentary Truce

The Momentary Truce continues Dave’s poetic exploration of our complex emotions and the personal relationships of all kinds that they both create and destroy. Second edition. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


Of Which We Have Spoken

Of Which We Have Spoken deals with issues small and large, personal and universal, past and present. Sometimes all within the same poem. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


Righting (The Pandemic Poems)

Righting (The Pandemic Poems) is the result of the global pandemic. With both the time and the inclination to write, Dave completed this book of poems in record time. It was written between March and August 2020. It also contains a short story that was left out of In Them Days. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


There Is No Superman

On one level this has been described by a reviewer as some of Dave’s most accessible poetry. On another level, after more than five decades of writing poetry, that apparent simplicity comes from a rare expertise for exploring the deepest human experiences and putting them into words. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


Exit Strategy

Dave’s brand new collection of poems. Released to coincide with his 70th birthday, there is a theme here that is not surprising: exits of one kind or another. But it’s only an accidental theme, it does not dominate all the work which jumps with ease from humor to storytelling to deep observation. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


In Them Days

Nottingham, England. It’s where Dave was born and lived until he was in his twenties. Under a title drawn from that city’s vernacular, Dave recounts incidents, some funny, some touching, some youthfully erotic from his formative years. 5 x 8 softcover $10.


Songs: Volume One

Created to secure the trademark openDmusic for printed sheet music, this 8.5 x 11 softcover book includes the music and lyrics for the 18 original songs on Dave’s Raised In Vain / Afterthought album. It also includes the blog posts Dave wrote at the time that delve into the motivation behind and origins of each song. $5.


Looking At Life (The Collected Lyrics)

A high quality, 8.5 x 11 book containing every song lyric Dave has written that he considers worthy of publication. The songs are organized under the titles of albums Dave has released with an extra section for unrecorded and early lyrics. Softcover $25.


The Way I See It

Something very different from Dave. A book of his photography. Intriguing images captured around the world over many years, this is a high quality 220 page 8.5 x 11 edition. Dave would never claim to be a professional photographer but these are unquestionably the photos of a poet. $50.


The Way I See It (Volume 2)

Volume 2 of Dave’s photography. What he calls ‘unashamedly more of the same.’ But more of the same in this case means engaging images from years spent traveling the world, with a fascination for hidden patterns, unnoticed details and breathtaking vistas. $50.


Billy Highway & The Magic Guitar

Not a published work and not for general sale for copyright reasons, this is a story written by Dave that has the potential to become an animated movie. It is a story about how the music of Bob Dylan shapes the life of young Billy Highway after he is introduced to it by his grandfather who lives in Greenwich Village in New York. Available free to anyone in movie production.