About David Oates author of Drunken Robins
David Oates teaches math and English and hosts Wordland, a public-radio show on WUGA, Athens, devoted to poetry, fiction, and comedy. His own writing has been published in little magazines and newspapers. His previous haiku and senryu collection is Shifting with My Sandwich Hand. Sow's Ear Press published his short-story and poetry collection Night of the Potato. He has worked as a reporter, and wrote for the comic strip Shoe in the 80's. He also created and hosted Great Apes, a public-radio comedy show, for 7 years.
Originally from Nashville, Oates has a BA in English from the University of Chicago and an MA in Fiction Writing from the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. He lived for six years in rural Appalachia while his wife worked in a community health clinic there. He has also worked as a reporter, an Encyclopedia Britannica proofreader, and a college-composition instructor. He moved to Athens, Georgia, 17 years ago, where he lives with his wife and two children.