In Memoriam

David Eye

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Born: 1960
Died: 2023


  • B.A., William and Mary
  • M.F.A., Syracuse University


David Eye was the author of Seed (The Word Works, 2017), chosen by award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2008 from Syracuse University, where he also began teaching. This came after seventeen years as a performer in New York City, national tours, regional theaters, and some television. Before moving to New York, he spent four years in Texas in the military. This placed him in an elite group of poet/professors who have served in both the United States Army—and the Broadway tour of Cats.

David had taught writing and literature at New York University, Manhattan College, Syracuse University, St. John’s University, and Cazenovia College. He had received support from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. David served as a mentor in AWP’s Writer to Writer program, and as an Associate Editor at the renowned journal 32 Poems. He was conducting research and writing the book and libretto for a stage musical set in the early 20th century in the Catskill Mountains.