Dave Seter is an ecopoet and the author of Don’t Sing to Me of Electric Fences (Cherry Grove Collections, 2021). Educated as a civil engineer, he writes about social and environmental issues, including the intersection of the built world and natural world. His poetry is informed by his career in environmental enforcement geared toward protecting drinking water and helping to heal the scars of mineral extraction in the Western United States.
His poems have won the KNOCK Ecolit Prize, received third place in the William Matthews competition, and received honorable mention in the Paterson Literary Review's Allen Ginsberg competition. He is the recipient of two Pushcart nominations. He has been an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has served on the Board of Directors of Marin Poetry Center. He earned his undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and his graduate degree in humanities from Dominican University of California. Born in Chicago, he now lives in Sonoma County, California.