David Spiering grew up in Marinette, Wisconsin, and currently resides in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he is pursing his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing. He has a regimen of writing one poem a day, and his work has appeared in Chiron Review, The Mid-American Poetry Review, Spillway, The Wisconsin Academy Review, and many other literary reviews and journals.
Spiering has published several chapbooks, including Crooked Litanies. My Father's Gloves is his first full-length collection of poetry.
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My Father's Gloves
My Father’s Gloves touches on that most conflicted of family bonds, the one between fathers and sons. With a hauntingly painful voice, Spiering explores the burdensome yoke of a father’s expectations and the struggles a son must face as he grows into manhood. His poems are accessible and wrought with emotions, his descriptions subtle in their complexity, and his pace slow yet deliberate.
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