David Mason discusses PACIFIC LIGHT in Interview with the Colorado Poet

David Mason grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and has lived in many parts of the world, including Greece and Colorado, where he served as Colorado Poet Laureate for four years. He is the author of eight books of poetry including including The Country I RememberSea SaltDavey McGravyThe SoundPacific Light (Red Hen Press) and Ludlowwhich won the Colorado Book Award and was featured on the PBS NewsHour. He has also written a memoir and four collections of essays, of which the most recent are Voices, Places and Incarnation and Metamorphosis: Can Literature Change Us? (forthcoming in 2023). His poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in such periodicals as The New YorkerHarper’sThe NationThe New RepublicThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Times Literary SupplementPoetry, and The Hudson Review. Also an opera librettist, Mason lives with his wife Chrissy (poet Cally Conan-Davies) on the Australian island of Tasmania, near the Southern Ocean.