The roots of the word "photography" mean to "write with light." In Contact Sheet, David M. Frye uses words as the lights and shadows that describe the fine-grain details of the ordinary world. This work, his first collection of poetry, reflects his posture as a poet and photographer, a Pennsylvania native who lives in Nebraska, and a lifelong traveler of the pathways between the analytical and creative realms.
"David Frye's Contact Sheet brings a much needed heart to contemporary poetry. It's a relief and revelation to read a poet so open to the teachings found in the quietest of moments. These poems brighten this planet like 'a pair of ... steely eyes shining in the dark.'"
Growing up in Pennsylvania, David M. Frye learned an appreciation of poetry from his mother and a love of photography from his father. After receiving an undergraduate degree in physics and a master’s degree in theology, he moved to the plains of western Nebraska. Later he earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His poems have appeared in Simul: Lutheran Voices in Poetry, Seminary Ridge Review, and The Word in Season He and Anne, his wife, live in Franklin, Massachusetts.