Gabrielle David is a poet, writer, photographer, artist and musician. She has worked as a word processing and desktop publisher specialist for the past twenty years, both at Fortune 500 firms in the New York/New Jersey area, and through her company, Chimeara Communications, Inc. She is a former partner of “hotshots unlimited photography,” a photo studio specializing in portraiture, fashion photography, publicity photos and special events, which led to a successful photography exhibit sponsored and held at the Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center in Corona, New York in 1986.
David has published several essays regarding multicultural literature and published the poetry collections: this is me, a collection of poems & things (CCI Books, 1994); and spring has returned & i am renewed (CCI Books, 1995). Her works have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, AIM Magazine and phati’tude Literary Magazine. Related writing experience includes: editor of the high school newspaper, The Liberator; contributing writer to college newspapers and literary journals; contributing writer to scholasticallyspeaking; a high school internship at Essence Magazine; and has worked as an Advertising Account Executive at major advertising agencies in New York City.
As publisher and editor of phati’tude Literary Magazine, David has produced and/or performed in numerous phati’tude readings throughout the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, including: Asia Society, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Barnes & Noble, The Writer’s Voice of the West Side Y, Medicine Show Theater, Poet’s House, Fordham University, Bar 13/A Little Bit Louder series; and has served as literature coordinator for Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center’s successful literature series, “New American Writers Of The 90’s.”
She has published in her political blog, Rabble Rouser’s Forum and The Huffington Post during the 2008 presidential campaign. David currently serves as the Executive Director of the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy, and serves as editor-in-chief of phati’tude Literary Magazine, an award-winning quartrly that publishes poetry, essays, short stoires and mangaging inerviews by and from emerging and established writers from around the globe.■
The Bergen Record
Books: “Broadening American Literature,” by Laurence Chollet, February 1, 1998
Showcase: “Native American Writers Showcased,” February 10, 1998
WYNW 91.5 FM; BCAT Channels 34 and 67, Medgar Evers College/CUNY, “Interview with Regie Cabico and Gabrielle David, editors of phati’tude,” interviewed by Clinton Crawford, October, 1997
The New York Voice
“Poet Sonia Sanchez and Maurice Kenny To Appear At phati’tude Benefit,” November 5, 1997
Review of phati’tude, 1997
Review of phati’tude Literary Magazine, March 1997
The New York Voice
“New Amercan Writers of 90’s Appear at Langston Hughes Library And Celebrate Multicultural Works,” October 19-25, 1995
Improvijazzation Nation (18th ed., Fall 1995)
Review of “This Is Me, a collection of poems & things by Gabrielle David”