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David Grinnell

David Grinnell is a poet, author, literary scholar, and is also an author at Quillkeepers Press.



Poetry, Romanticism

David Grinnell who also goes by the pen name David Edgar Grinnell is a poet, author, and literary scholar from Cleveland, Ohio. He was born 1992 in Norfolk, Virginia, but grew up in the suburb of Bedford. In 2014 he attended Cleveland State University and graduated with his bachelors in English. Grinnell specializes in Romanticism, the Gothic, and draws inspiration from vulnerability. He reflects and portrays love alongside hope, melancholy, and even occasional despair. Currently, he is a funeral director apprentice at St. John Funeral Home.

Gothic Cathedral

What got you into writing?

"My writing began when I found inspiration from my grandmother, who wrote her own stories. She always wanted to be published someday, but she was never able to before she passed away. I wrote my first poem while at Heskett Middle School and submitted it to their P.T.S.A. Reflections Program in 2006. I won an award of merit, where my English teacher told me, 'if you can write, you can do anything.'


Since then, writing has always been part of my identity. In memory of my grandmother, Margaret Alger, I self-published her collection of short stories called 'The Magic Within Seasons.'"

—David Grinnell

Mark Alexander McClish

Adanna Moriarty

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