David Radavich, Lyriker, Dramatiker und Essayist, war zwei Jahre als Fulbright-Gastprofessor an der Universität Stuttgart tätig. Seine Gedichtbände schließen zwei Epen – America Bound (2007) und America Abroad (2019) – sowie Middle-East Mezze (2011) und The Countries We Live In (2014) ein. Radavichs Theaterstücke wurden mehrmals inszeniert. Zuletzt erschien von ihm Here’s Plenty.
David Radavich’s earliest poetry collection, Slain Species, was published in London in 1980. Following By the Way: Poetry Over the Years (1998) and Greatest Hits (2000), he published a pair of epics, America Bound (2007) and America Abroad (2019), as well as Canonicals: Love’s Hours (2009), Middle-East Mezze (2011) and The Countries We Live In (2014). Also an accomplished playwright, Radavich has written over twenty-five plays, six of which were performed Off-Off-Broadway and in Europe. His scholarly and informal essays have been published widely. He has served as president of the Thomas Wolfe Society, Charlotte Writers’ Club, and North Carolina Poetry Society and currently administers the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series.