David Hutto

David Hutto is a native of Gainesville, Georgia, where he grew up on a farm. He has experienced city life (in New York City, he took the subway to work on Fifth Avenue), country life (in North Carolina, he lived in a house heated only by a wood stove), and small towns (where people he didn’t know recognized him and knew his name). In addition, he has lived for months at a time in Russia, and he spent six weeks in London, England.

After time in the U.S. Air Force, working in a hospital laboratory, he went to college to study the Russian language and later earned additional degrees in English. In the working world, he spent 20 years as a college professor of English, following four occasions as a factory laborer. In addition, he has been an editorial assistant, a dishwasher, an asbestos abatement supervisor, a nursing home attendant, and a copy editor for pharmacy and rheumatology journals.

He has work forthcoming in Mudfish and Paterson Literary Review, and his work has recently appeared in Defenestration, Fjords Review, and The Chamber Magazine, as well as in Crazyhorse, Fiction International, Skylark, Blue Moon Review, and other magazines. His experience as a writer includes a writer's retreat in Mérida, Mexico, in 2024, a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2003, two invitations as a featured poet at the Callanwolde Arts Center in Atlanta, and first-place poetry awards from state-wide contests in Alabama and Georgia. He also formerly wrote a blog called “Write or Take a Nap?”