Davi Walders Biography

Davi Walders is a writer and educator whose poetry and prose have appeared in more than 200 publications including CCAR Journal, Conservative Judaism, Midstream, Judaism, Lilith, Jewish Currents, Jewish Spectator, and the JOFA Journal. Her work is included in such anthologies as Literature of Spirituality; Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust; and The Women's Seder Sourcebook. Her collection, Women Against Tyranny, about women who resisted throughout Europe during WWII, will be published by Clemson University Digital Press in 2011. 

Much of the research and writing could not have been done without the support of fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation; Women in the Visual and Literary Arts of Houston, TX; the Puffin Foundation; Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; Mary Anderson Center; Hidden River Arts Foundation; and Blue Mountain Center.  

Davi received the Hadassah of Greater Washington’s Myrtle Wreath Award for developing the Vital Signs Writing Project at NIH and its Children’s Inn in Bethesda, MD, which was funded by The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. Her other awards include a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, a Maryland State Artist Grant in Poetry, and a Montgomery County Human Relations Award. Her work has been choreographed and performed in NYC and elsewhere, read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac, and nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

Her website is http://daviwalders.com/.

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