David Buuck is a writer and teacher who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. From 2003-08 he was associate editor at Artweek, and from 2007-11, the President of the Board of Directors of Small Press Traffic, a literary nonprofit in San Francisco, where he also co-curated the annual Poets Theater festival. The Shunt, a book of poetry about the Bush years, was published in 2009 by Palm Press and was named on several year-end top tens lists at Attention Span. Site Cite City, a collection of cross-genre prose works about the Bay Area, will be published by Futurepoem in 2014. His site-specific, multi-media art project BARGE was featured in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' "Bay Area Now" biennial in 2008, and he was awarded the first ever Visual and Cultural Criticism Residency at Mission 17 Gallery in San Francisco. He is also an occasional performer, musician, and dancer, having performed in several venues in the US and more recently as part of Abby Crain's LOOK dance and performance company.