My name is David Booth. I am a high school humanities teacher and a poet. I live with my wife Ingrid Hawkinson in San Francisco, California. I began my teaching career mentoring children in the context of social services here in the city. Later, I earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at San Francisco State University, where I began my long career as a teacher.


Too Bright to See is my debut book of poems. These poems are about love, marriage, aging, sickness, mortality, parents and children, siblings, trauma, pandemic, racism, sexism, roses, typography, murder, technology, God, social entrepreneurship, sobriety, humor, and at least one time capsule. I hope you will pick it up.