Journals, performance pieces, poetry, prose, and
plays, primarily 1980-1989, relating to the life, literary and artistic careers
of David M. Lindahl (1957-1994), author, AIDS activist, graphic and performance
artist, and assistant editor of
The James White Review.
David M. Lindahl was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 15,
1957, and was raised in Ledyard, Connecticut. He earned a B.A. in Landscape
Architecture in 1979 from the University of West Virginia, where he also
pursued an interest in writing. He then moved to Minneapolis, where he
continued his literary pursuits, frequenting the Loft writing center and
joining the Writers Support Group for Men. When
The James White Review (TJWR) was founded in
1983, members of the Support Group formed the core of original contributors,
and the first issue, published in October 1983, included poetry and graphics by
Lindahl. He served as an editor of
TJWR from 1985-1989, and toured to promote
TJWR and poetry. He also contributed prose,
poetry, and graphics to
Streamlines, Evergreen Chronicles, Hungry Mind
Equal Time. As a performance artist, Lindahl
wrote and performed his own works, including benefits for various community
AIDS organizations. Additionally, he served on the staff of the Minnesota AIDS
Interfaith Council and was a co-founder the Radical Faerie HIV Action Group.
Lindahl died on August 26, 1994, in Minneapolis.
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