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Dr. David B. Axelrod

Dr. David B. Axelrod, who served as Suffolk County, Long Island's Poet Laureate (2007-2009), maintains a web site at www.poetrydoctor.org, where he offers his educational and editorial services to the public. Dr. Axelrod has been published in hundreds of magazines and anthologies.

He is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards including his being the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People's Republic of China. He has performed at the United Nations and for the American Library Association and shared the stage in performance with such notables as Louis Simpson, Allen Ginsberg, William Stafford, Robert Bly, X. J. Kennedy and Galway Kinnell. His poetry has been translated and published in fourteen languages.

Published Works:

Another Way

Another Way contains poems derived from the Tao Te Ching.

The Impossibility of Dreams

The Impossibility of Dreams is the Small Press Review pick of the month!

Deciduous Poems

Deciduous Poems contains poems by Suffolk County's Poet Laureate.


The SPEED Way contains poems about NASCAR and about growing up with cars and racing. The first book of poems ever devoted entirely to auto racing. 110 pages, perfect bound, full color illustrations. Two sections include: NASCAR and personal poems.

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