David Berman

1967 –

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.”

Berman died in Brooklyn, New York, on August 7, 2019.