David Michael Belczyk
David is a poet and fiction writer who has authored nine books, recently completing his second novel. He writes from his hometown
of Pittsburgh and is married to soprano Rebecca Belczyk. David believes in the communion of the spoken word; everything he writes
is intended to be read aloud.
Elynia, David's lyric novel, was published in 2011 by Dark Coast Press. Elynia examines the lives
of four generations of characters connected in unexpected and intimate ways and discovers their communication across the divides of
time and place. Elynia's kaleidoscopic characters persevere in hope despite a relentless storm that erodes their identities. David's
new novel is a mystery story, told on the centennial of an unsolved murder.
David's first two poetry collections were published as companions in January 2010. In 2015 Judith Literary Press, of Pittsburgh, announced
David as its inaugeral author and published revised editions of these works: Forms and Vessels, and Called Perpetual. In 2016, Judith
published the new collection Unexpected Guest. Also forthcoming from Judith in 2017 is Somniloquy, poems based on dream-stories
collected from people across the country.
David's other poems include The Final Act of Creation, published in 2012 by Liguori
Press. This collection of spiritual poetry examines the death of Jesus, giving a unique and lyric voice to the generative power
found in suffering. In 2014 Duquesne University commissioned David to create Nine Lessons, a new poetic version of a century-old
Advent choral reflection. The Lessons were performed by Duquesne's choirs and are now available in print from Judith. David's poetry
is also featured in a forthcoming CD by renowned bass-barritone and composer, Guenko Guechev.
David earned his law degree with honors
from the George Washington University and his engineering degree from The University of Notre Dame.