David Mason grew up in Bellingham, Washington and has lived in Colorado, Alaska, New York, Pennsylvania and Greece. From 1989 to 1998, he taught at Moorhead State University, and he has since joined the faculty of his alma mater, The Colorado College. He received his doctorate from The University of Rochester. His two prize-winning collections of poems are The Buried Houses and The Country I Remember, both from Story Line Press. Chapbooks include Small Elegies and Land Without Grief. With Mark Jarman, he is co-editor of Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism. He has also published a book of essays, The Poetry of Life, and serves as an Advisory Editor for The Hudson Review. In 1997, he was a Fulbright Fellow to Greece. He is married to Anne Lennox, a photographer, and has a stepdaughter, Darcy.