About the Author
David Cundy is an author, artist and poet. His debut children's book, Animals Spell Love (Godine, 2017), features typographic word-pictures of the word "Love" in sixteen languages. Inappropriate Anagrams (Hymnself, 2018) and its sequel, More Inappropriate Anagrams (2020) – for adults – feature humorous biographical anagram poems and portraits in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, e. e. cummings, Georges Perec and Raymond Queneau.
David has read at the St. Mark's Poetry Project's New Year's Day Marathon Reading, and at Triple Canopy's The Making of Americans Gertrude Stein Marathon. He has interviewed some of America's most esteemed poets, including Galway Kinnell, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and Marie Ponsot, and reviewed collections by Nobelist Wislawa Szymborska, Ursula K. Le Guin and Jean Valentine, among others.
David has designed type at Linotype in New York and with Matthew Carter in London. He was a protégé of Paul Rand at Yale. His graphic design firm, Design Trust, has created graphics for many major organizations, including the Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. David has served on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. As an educator, David has taught in Yale's graduate graphic design program, at Fairfield University, and others.
David is a listed author at the Connecticut Center for the Book and the Connecticut State Library. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and serves on the board of the the Connecticut Poetry Society.
David's studio overlooks the historic Town Green in Guilford, Connecticut.