|David Giannini most recently published collections of poetry include AZ Two (Adastra Press), a "Featured Book" in the 2009 Massachusetts Poetry Festival; Within Eternity (Feral Press/Prehensile Pencil, 2011); and How Else? (Longhouse Publishers). His work has appeared in national and international literary magazines and anthologies. Awards include: Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Awards, The Osa and Lee Mays Award for Poetry, an award for prosepoetry from the University of Florida, and a 2009 Finalist Award from the Naugatuck Review. He has been a gravedigger, beekeeper, and taught at Williams College, The University of Massachusetts, and Berkshire Community College, among others; and he has worked as a psychiatric case manager. His installation, The International House Dust Collection, was exhibited most recently at the Yager Museum in Oneonta, New York. He has been a committee and board member of The Becket Arts Center where a dramatic reading of his extended narrative prosepoem, Rim, was produced in 2005. Span of Thread, a full-length collection of his prose poems is due out from Cervena Barva Press in 2012. Antonio & Clara,
Giannini's 1992 poem issued as a book from Adastra Press will be reissued in a different format from Feral Press in 2012. Giannini is currently the Lead Rehabilitation Counselor for Compass Center, which he co-founded with other staff, the first rehabilitation clubhouse for severely and chronically mentally ill adults in the northwest corner of Connecticut. He lives among trees in Becket, Massachusetts, with his wife, Pam, and their two cats, Mina and Maya. His chapbook Side-Ways was also published by Quale Press.