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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Radavich  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: October 30, 1949 in Boston Massachusetts

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Illinois Connection

David was a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University and lived in Charleston, Illinois. In 2009 he retired and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, though he still maintains some ties to Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Radavich is a poet, playwright and teacher. Since the mid-1980's, he has been a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Slain Species: A Selection of Poems
ISBN: 090601025X

Court Poetry Press. 1980

Poetry lovers will appreciate Radavich's range of elegiac contemplation in this haunting collection, comprised of both formal and free verse and drawing on his experiences from living in Aberdeen, Scotland and traveling on the Continent. The cover design is by James Hall Johnson, Dundee. Selected poems include: One fish is dead the tide, breaking web and warrior proud stalks: that August stirs the red moon on the heath and MANY MORE.


  • Carruth Memorial Poetry Competition Prizes, University of Kansas, 1973, 1974, 1976
  • 3rd Prize, Kansas Quarterly Poetry Contest, 1974
  • Listing in International Who's Who in Poetry (Cambridge, England)

    , 1976 and ff.

  • 1st Prize, Tell-Tale Poetry Competition (Bolton, England)

    , 1978

  • 1st Prize and Special Prize, International Competition for Rhymed Verse (Coventry, England)


  • Listing in Poets and Writers' Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, 1983 and ff.
  • 3rd Prize, SuccessPoetry Competition (Peterborough, England)

    , 1983

  • Consolation Prize, Phoenix International Poems for Peace Competition (Barcelona, Spain)

    , 1984

  • Finalist, Alabama Press Poetry Series Competition, 1984
  • Inclusion in Die weiten Horizone

    Speaking Engagements

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