David Shapiro is a member of the second-generation of New York School poets. A child prodigy on the violin, he is also a literary and art critic and presently teaches art history at Patterson College and literature at Cooper Union. He published his first poem at age 13 and his first collection, January (1965), at age 18. Subsequent volumes include Poems from Deal (1969), A Man Holding an Acoustic Panel (1971), The Page-Turner (1972), Lateness (1977), To an Idea (1983), House (Blown Apart) (1988), After a Lost Original (1994), A Burning Interior (2002), and New and Selected Poems (1965–2006) (2007). He has also edited volumes of selected poems by Frank Lima and Joseph Ceravolo, co-edited An Anthology of New York Poets (1969), and written monographs on John Ashbery, Jasper Johns, Jim Dine, and Mondrian. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and has received awards from the Merrill Foundation, the NEA, the NEH, and the Graham Foundation. He lives in Riverdale, the Bronx, NYC.