David Wright was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1966, but spent most of his childhood years in the town of Washington, Illinois, about ten miles east of Peoria. He has one sister, Jennifer, who is two years younger. His parents, Charles Wright and Nancy Clark, were both teachers who met while they were teaching high school in northern
Wright attended the public schools in
While Wright was growing up, his family attended churches of a number of different denominations, from an evangelical church in
After high school, Wright attended
Wright has received a number of awards, including an Illinois Arts Council Artist’s fellowship for poetr, and ha been recognized by the Associated Church Press. He has also done numerous readings throughout the
Works Cited:Hostetler, Ann, ed. A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry. Iowa City: Univeristy of
Wright, David. "A Few Worries about Being a Poet." DreamSeeker Magazine 4.1 (2004). 18 Oct. 2004. <http://www.pandorapressus.com/dsm/winter04/wrigda.htm>.
Wright, David. Personal interview.