David Kuhnlein

David Kuhnlein


Poetry and prose is featured or forthcoming in DIAGRAM, 3:AM Magazine, Burning House, Social Text, Tragickal, BathHouse, Juked, Void Front’s Explaining Death to Children series, Silent Auctions, Misery Tourism, Black Scat, Mirage #5/Period[ical], Rouge Agent, Nauseated Drive, Cough Syrup, AGON, Abandoned Library, 42-word Stories Anthology, and elsewhere. Album reviews in Washtenaw County’s Current Magazine can be read here and here, film reviews are at SELFFUCK, Bright Lights Film Journal, Expat Press, and Entropy.


*I edit the (forthcoming) review column TORMENT at The Quarterless Review. TORMENT venerates illness and pain, with a focus within contemporary literature.

*40 years after its inception, Olas Grandes is now available in paperback and ebook! Barbara Mahase Rodman (my grandmother) wrote this murder-mystery/ gothic romance novel in 1979. Follow along here. If you don’t want to use Amazon, shoot me an email (below) and I’ll mail you a copy. I was interviewed about Olas Grandes by Nan Sanders Pokerwinski for her Heartwood blog’s Author Spotlight, and also for the Pages Promotions Book Festival. I give a short reading here (jump to 4:53).


*On My Own–a documentary film following the lives of four Eastern Michigan University students with autism–premiered at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City, NJ in 2016, and was selected as best documentary and nominated for excellence in cinematography at the Philo Festival. (Facebook page here.)

*I’ve worked on videos for Michigan Media (University of Michigan), the Detroit Film Theater, and the World Animal Awareness Society, including writing the outro for the web series American Strays. Most recent collaboration includes filming Reptile’s scenes from Carla Harryman’s A Voice to Perform (SplitLevel Texts, 2020).


For videography, copy editing, ghostwriting, or media reviews query via email.

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