Essayist, poet, and sometime fiction writer David K. Leff’s new book of poetry, Depth Of Field, Poems & Photographs, steps beyond words to link verbal experience with his own poignant photographs. Words and pictures tell parallel stories, amplifying the reader’s encounter.
The Price of Water, David’s first poetry collection, offers lyrical meditations on the relationship we have as individuals and as a society to nature, our past and each other. David’s first nonfiction book, The Last Undiscovered Place, is a memoir about our own neighborhoods (usually the last place we look for anything important).
His second, Deep Travel: In Thoreau’s Wake on the Concord and Merrimack, ties together diverse phenomena from geology to ethnicity to literature to show places in time as well as spatially. David is a frequent contributor to the Hartford Courant and has written a column for his local weekly paper.
His essays have been published in Appalachia, Canoe and Kayak, The Encyclopedia of New England, Yankee, and elsewhere. His most recent short story appeared in Hawk & Handsawin 2009. You can visit him at his website: http://davidkleff.typepad.com/.