Writing in The Georgia Review, Paul Zimmer praised David Starkey’s “wonderful language” and “amazing lines,” concluding, “Starkey is an entertaining and resourceful poet.” Of Like a Soprano, Starkey’s poetry collection based on The Sopranos TV series, Arthur Kayzakian noted in Poetry International that the book “never misses a dark heartbeat” allowing the reader “to delve deeper into the psyche of Tony Soprano.”

Of the more than 500 individual poems David Starkey has published over the past thirty-five years, the great majority have been in print journals. Among these journals are Alaska Quarterly Review, American Scholar, Antioch Review, Barrow Street, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cincinnati Review, Georgia Review, Greensboro Review, Massachusetts Review, Midwest Quarterly, North Dakota Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, Southern Humanities Review, Southern Poetry Review and Spoon River Poetry

You can watch my interview with Mariano Zaro on PoetryLA here.

Links to individual pages for books and chapbooks, as well as a small sampling of work available online, can be found below.

Poetry books by David Starkey include: