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David Lawton

David Lawton is the author of Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), a native of Woburn MA, and a graduate of the theatre program at Boston University, where he was also a Guest Artist in the graduate play writing classes taught by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. For ten years he was a background vocalist in the New York underground band Leisure Class. At the band’s de facto headquarters in the Chelsea Hotel, he befriended Beat godfather Herbert Huncke and San Francisco poet Marty Matz and was inspired by their embodiment of the written word. He has work featured currently in Muse/A, POST(blank), Maintenant 11, and forthcoming in FIVE:2:ONE. David also collaborates with poet Aimee Herman in the poemusic collective Hydrogen Junkbox.