The Poetry Project

David Larsen

David’s head and shoulders are lit from above, with an interior brick wall in the distance behind him. His skin is white, his eyes are blue, and his brown hair is parted to one side. His face is visibly asymmetrical. The right side is lower than the left, and in this photograph it appears in shadow. He wears a light brown knit sweater unbuttoned over a blue t-shirt.
© Marcel Vocino

David Larsen is a scholar and translator of classical Arabic poetry. His poetry collections are The Thorn (Faux Press, 2005) and Zeroes Were Hollow (Kenning Editions, 2022). His translation of Ibn Khalawayh’s Names of the Lion (Wave Books, 2017) received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets.