DAVID MEUEL's poems have been published in dozens of literary reviews and magazines in both the U.S. and Canada, including periodicals such as Dominion Review, POETS ON, Pearl, Bellowing Ark, TheAdirondack Review, and the Black Fly Review. David's book, Islands in the Sky, received First Prize for Poetry in the 1997 National Self-Published Books Awards sponsored by Writer's Digest magazine. He says, "A favorite quote of mine is by environmentalist David Brower: 'The wild places are where we began. When they end, so will we.' " David Meuel lives with his wife and son in Palo Alto, California.