David Bengtson grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island, and moved to Minnesota to attend Concordia College in Moorhead.
From 1968-2002, he
taught English at the high school in Long Prairie, Minnesota, where he
lives with his
In addition to three chapbooks and a collection of 71 prose poems, his
writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and has been heard on "The Writer's Almanac.
In 2003 at "Poetry Hour," sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service
on the Mississippi River Stage at the Minnesota State Fair, he
handed out his
first batch of "Poems-on-Sticks.
Since then, he
has given away more than 7000 "Poems-on-Sticks" at readings, workshops, and presentations.