David K. Leff, author of numerous essays, columns, and stories for the Hartford Courant, Appalachia and other publications, is a former Deputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. He is a member of the Collinsville Historic District Commission and was chairman for about two decades, is a Boy Scout merit badge counselor, and was a volunteer firefighter for 26 years. He is the Canton, Connecticut town historian and also the town meeting moderator. Recently he was tapped to be poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET), the first ever such designation for any of the country's eleven such trails established by an act of Congress. For more about the NET appointment, go to: http://www.newenglandtrail.org/about-trail/news/david-k-leff-named-new-england-trail-%E2%80%9Cpoet-residence%E2%80%9D
The author of five nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry, and a novel in verse, David has read his work, given book talks, and lectured on literary, historical and environmental topics throughout Connecticut and beyond. He has served on the board of Directors of the Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc. and the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. He is a member of the board of trustees of Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk, Connecticut, a non-profit working forest and conservation education organization, and is on the Collections Steering Committee of the Connecticut Historical Society. David is the book review editor of Connecticut Woodlands, the quarterly magazine of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association.
Read David's full biography here.
Check out this profile of David by Eric Lehman that appeared in The Wayfarer: http://thewayfarer.homeboundpublications.com/a-wayfarer-david-k-leff/