Davida Singer’s voluptuously generous poetry does not require the strings of the “gild guitar” to create music within the reader’s own heart/ear. Words fill space with their sensuous dance and set the very dust motes singing. A joy to have this voice in our world.
—  - Barbara Lazar Ascher, author of "Dancing in the Dark"

Poet/performance artist Davida Singer is the author of shelter island poems (Canio's Editions), Port of Call (Plain View Press, 2012), which was a finalist for the Andre Lorde Award, and most recently, naked romance and then some (Aldrich Press, 2015). She often reads with jazz and klezmer, and her multimedia projects khupe and naked romance have been performed with musicians at venues including The Kitchen, Zinc Bar, SVA Theatre, and Cornelia Street Café (New York City), Puffin Foundation (New Jersey) and GiGPerformance Space and Harwood Museum (New Mexico). Singer is the recipient of four fellowships from The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, and was featured at the 2011 and 2017 SOMOS Summer Writers Series.


Her poems have appeared in The Comstock Review, Feminist Studies, Response, Sinister Wisdom, and Chokecherries Anthology, among others. Singer was a contributing theater writer to The Villager and Gay City News for 13 years. She lives in New York City and teaches writing and literature at Hunter College and School of Visual Arts.

In 2014, Santa Fe composer/pianist John Rangel created a jazz suite for naked romance and then some to accompany the poetry in performance.