Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet - Andrea Cheng

The publisher classifies this book as biography but I don't see how enough facts of Dave's life can be pieced together to offer a full accounting of his life. The facts of his life are too sketchy to avoid speculation and fictionalized dialogue and interactions which Cheng obviously creates that in this book. That being said, Cheng does take what is known of Dave's life and weaves it together into a compelling, poignant verse narrative. See also Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier