David writes his poems in a form he calls "little coffins". They appear in a rectilinear layout created by using a monospace font and the same number of characters per line to create a poem that is right-justified without tracking or kerning. The form is not meant to say that language is dead but, as he puts it: "Words are / shadows that mime shadows on a wall."
David Ruekberg (MFA, Warren Wilson) is a poet, teacher, climate activist, and occasional artist in Rochester, NY. He has enjoyed a residency at Jentel Arts, and poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Lake Effect, Mudfish, North American Review, and elsewhere. His previous collections of poetry are Where Is the River Called Pishon? (Kelsay Books, 2018) and Hour of the Green Light (FutureCycle Press, 2021). Read more at https://poetry.ruekberg.com.