Pebbles in My Pocket
Poetry and Photos of
David E. Cowen
A trial attorney by trade and author of a volume of poetry entitled Sixth and Adams (PW Press 2001), The Madness of Empty Spaces (Weasel Press 2014) and The Seven Yards of Sorrow (Weasel Press 2016). Both The Madness of Empty Spaces and The Seven Yards of Sorrow were long-listed on the Bram Stoker Award’s Preliminary Ballot. David’s work has been nominate for the Elgin Award and the Rhysling Award of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. David is the editor of the Horror Writers Associations Horror Poetry Showcase Volume III (2016) and the upcoming Volume IV (2017).
David lives in Houston, Texas with his wife Susan and his two sons. He practices law in the historical city of Galveston, Texas which has inspired much of his poetry and photography. Besides his three volumes of poetry David’s poems have been published in various online journals (such as The Horror Zine, Eclectica, The Bri-dge, Gumball Poetry, The Cynic, Cosmic Debris, Wired Hearts and others), as well as hard copy journals published by Harbinger Asylum , George Mason University, University of Houston Downtown, University of Texas at Edinburg (formerly Pan American University), Stephen F. Austin University, Sam Houston State University and many privately published journals, in the U.S. and abroad, as well. His poetry was featured in the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s radio program "Outfront" in a 2005 tribute on 9/11. Davdi has been a juried poet for the Austin International Poetry Festival Anthologies, the Houston Poetry Fest and the Waco Wordfest.
Thisibelieve.org published an essay of David’s in its 2012 collection "On Motherhood" currently available in bookstores. In 2012 CineAction Magazine, Canada’s leading film journal, published David’s essay review of Danel Olson’s The Exorcist: Studies in the Horror Film (2012 Centipede Press). Three short scholarly articles on the subject of zombie films written by David will appear in June Pulliam's The Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth to be published in June of 2014 by Greenwood publishing. David has a number of fiction and analytical projects in the works. His short story, “Goth Thing,” adapted from his unpublished novel “The Goth Sabbatical”, appeared in Volume 5 of the award winning Exotic Gothic Series published by PS Publishing. David is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association, a member and attendee of the World Fantasy Conference, the Austin International Poetry Festival, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, the Houston Poetry Festival as well as the President and a lifetime member of the Gulf Coast Poets Chapter of the Texas Poetry Society.