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David William Salvaggio

David William Salvaggio

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A Bit About Me

David William Salvaggio taught high school English and American literature, drama, and history for thirty-five years. He is a freelance writer who has published numerous editorials and feature articles in various journals including the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Jose Mercury News. In 1999, his tragicomedy, From Shirley Temple to Aimee Semple, ran for nine weeks in West Hollywood. Salvaggio resides in Redlands, CA. His only published book, Restless Gold; Musings about California Pupils and Other Verses, is a collection of 85 poems penned from 1980 to 2020.

Salvaggio shares lyrical insight into four decades filled with significant social change, wars, political upheaval, two pandemics, discrimination, and civil unrest as he taught a diverse group of high school students who were wealthy, poor, famous, infamous, abused, successful, LGBTQ, and categorized as Dreamers. With both humor and heartache, these timely works reflect the struggles, failures, and victories of Salvaggio as he witnessed failures, heartache, and the power of love and hope to overcome all darkness.

David's book, Restless Gold, can be purchased at and Barnes& More than several readers' reviews are also posted on both websites.

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