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David Berman


David Berman was a poet, singer, cartoonist, and songwriter. He was born on January 4, 1967, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and was most widely known as a founder of indie-rock band The Silver Jews. Berman is the author of the poetry collection Actual Air (Grove Press/Open City Books, 1999), described by poet James Tate as, “narratives that freeze life in impossible contortions.” He died on August 7, 2019.

David Berman
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