Flowers of Bad

A native of Brooklyn, David Cameron continues to live and work there with his wife Holly. He has been writing, giving readings and author photopublishing his work for more than twenty years, gathering a few awards here and there along the way.

In 1990 he took a course with Jackson Mac Low at Binghamton University. That workshop and the correspondance that the two kept up following the class’ end contributed greatly to Cameron's beginning to write his false translations of Les Fleurs du Mal.

For several years in the 1990's Cameron edited and published an irregularly appearing poetry pamphlet called Cocodrilo. He distributed it freely, with the casual intention of cross-germinating the poetries being produced in the nascent poetry slam scene—then centered around the Nuyorican Poets' Café—and the work of the latest generation of poets to arrive at The Poetry Project (at St. Mark's Church in the Bowerie).

Along with Flowers of Bad, David Cameron is also the author of Several Ghouls Hardly Worth Mentioning (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs) , and L.P., a series of variations on the Lord's Prayer which will appear as a free, downloadable e-book in the near future from Unbelievable Alligator. In 2005, he was the recipient of a Fellowship in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts.