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David Hicks

David has published stories in Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, Specs, Saranac Review, and South Dakota Review, as well as in many other stellar journals, and has completed a novel-in-stories, White Plains, which is currently being pitched by his agent,  Victoria Skurnick of the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency. David lives in Colorado with his wife, the poet Cynthia Kolanowski, and teaches for Regis University, where he also co-directs the Mile-High MFA program.

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The Author’s Blog

507, 2015

In Omaggio a Mamma

Yesterday I was driving with Cynthia, trying to figure out whether the temperature gauge on the car was called a thermometer or a thermostat, and I had this thought: if the English language is still tricky for me, and I have a PhD in it, [...]

1905, 2015

Sports Fanaticism: or, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Yesterday, the Colorado Rockies lost their eleventh game in a row and are cemented in last place. It’s May. We’ve got 130 games to go. Last spring, I was stunned when  Vegas oddsmakers listed the 2014 Rockies’ over/under (for total number of wins) as 76 [...]

204, 2015

Reading My Contemporaries

As a professor of early American Literature, I read a lot, but mostly DWG (Dead White Guy) Lit. In the good old Colonial days (fun times!), native stories were rarely recorded, it was illegal to teach slaves to read and write, and women were discouraged [...]

“He shivered violently, noting the water’s depth, its darkness. But he kept going, with smooth, careful breast strokes, the icy water bathing his body. He imagined the cells of his skin hydrating and awakening.”

WHITE PLAINS

White Plains

A NOVEL IN STORIES

White Plains is an unpublished book manuscript looking for a nice home. If you’re interested in considering it for publication, contact the author’s agent, Victoria Skurnick.

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The Ruins

A DEBUT NOVEL

THE RUINS has been a finalist in the New American Letters Fiction Contest, the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project, and the Engine Books Fiction Contest.

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On White Plains:

“…[a] glowing set of stories, a book that reads like late night messages sent from a friend.”

— RON CARLSON

“What happens when a man risks everything in search of a real home and big love? David Hicks shares the answer in White Plains, a thrilling and thoughtful take on what it means to live life to its fullest.””

– SOPHFRONIA SCOTT