Muse Contest Judge: David Salner

 David Salner

David Salner

The judge for the WFOP sponsored 2019 Muse Poetry contest will be David Salner.  His working life has included jobs as iron ore miner, steelworker, machinist, bus driver, longshoreman, teacher, and librarian. He won the 2010 Oboh Prize from Boxcar Poetry Review and the 2016 Lascaux Poetry Prize. 

He has seven Pushcart Prize nominations and one Best on the Net.  His poetry has appeared in Threepenny Review, Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, North American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and many others. 

He has published three collections of poetry: Working Here (Rooster Hill Press 2010), John Henry’s Partner Speaks (Word Tech 2008) and Blue Morning Light (Pond Press 2016).  He also has to his credit many pieces.  He is currently working on a novel set in 1923 New York about the sandhogs who built the Holland Tunnel.