David Blair grew up in Pittsburgh. He is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Slate Magazine, and many other places as well, including the anthologies, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Devouring the Green, and Zoland Poetry.
He has taught at the New England Institute of Art, Bentley University, the online graduate program in creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and in the M.FA. Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire.. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter, and he has a degree in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
In 2019, MadHat Press will be publishing his fourth book of poetry, Barbarian Seasons, and his first collection of essays, Walk Around: Essays about Poetry and Place.