FRUIT FROM A WILD ORCHARD selects from poems written over four decades--from the 1980s to the present--by a quintessentially Western American poet. Coy sets poignant memories of family life and careful observation of nature to the music of his imagination, and his warm voice invites you to share his world, to join him on a trip down his own unique memory lane. Coy's poems are rich in detail, varied in tone, and masterful in their use of metaphor.
David Lavar Coy earned his B.A. in literature from the University of Wyoming and his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arkansas. In 1982 he won an Academy of American Poets award and two INTRO awards. He was one of twelve Arizona poets featured in a showcase sponsored by the Associated Writing Programs, and he read in the Southwest Border Writers series in 2003. From 19887 till 2005 he taught English at Arizona Western College, where he also directed the writing school and edited the student literary magazine, Colorado Crossing.