AustLit logo
David P. Reiter David P. Reiter i(A21657 works by) (a.k.a. David Philip Reiter; David Reiter)
Born: Established: 1947
c
United States of America (USA),
c
Americas,
;
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1986
Heritage: Canadian
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Works By

Preview all
1 y separately published work icon 75 for the 75th : Selected: 2002-2022 David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2022 24852745 2022 selected work poetry
1 Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror i "No, this is not a tale of autonomous cars, but scorpion", David P. Reiter , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: In Your Hands 2020; (p. 97)
1 y separately published work icon Outer Space, Inner Minds David P. Reiter (editor), Carindale : Interactive Press , 2020 20991267 2020 anthology short story

'Ever since humans have looked up, we have been mesmerised by the changeable wonders of an evening sky.

'Even more so, they have speculated on the celestial objects that we can see with a naked eye and those beyond the reach of our most powerful telescopes and space probes. We continue ask is there life beyond our fragile atmosphere, our solar system, our galaxy—or are we alone, a cosmic accident in an otherwise lifeless universe? And, if other lifeforms do exist on moons or distant exoplanets elsewhere, what form/s does it take? Is it intelligent, more or less so than we humans are?

'The sheer volume of unknowns involved with exploring what might be out there seems daunting to many of us, but this only makes our scientists and the adventurers all the more determined to find answers to the most challenging questions that will engage generations well into the foreseeable future.

'For this anthology, we asked artists to respond creatively not only to these cosmic questions but also from an internal angle, from the perspective of a mind trying to make sense of elusive notions of “reality” in time and space, and who we are in the scheme of things. We offered them the freedom to present us with work on and beyond the printed page. So here you’ll find not only stimulating words, but images and audio, and thought-provoking links to external websites that will prompt you to further explore the frontiers of our constantly expanding universe and our responses to it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Time Lords Remixed David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2020 18572960 2020 selected work poetry

'Arguably the most literary of science fiction shows, Dr Who has adapted its time lords and cast of companions and alien threats to audiences across the globe for more than 50 years.

'In Time Lords Remixed unapologetic Whovian and digital artist David P. Reiter reimagines the voices of time lords, especially Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker, through a poetic and image remix that spans 50 episodes and includes associative internet links that build on his Western Australian Premier’s Award-winning title Timelord Dreaming.

'Read, view, and, via the digital edition, listen, interact – and be amazed!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Black Books Publishing : A Novel David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2018 14805384 2018 single work novel

'PhD student Dylan Cashew abandons his thesis on D. H. Lawrence for the uncertain world of top secret aerospace editing, college teaching and then independent publishing. Dogged and even mentored by Lawrence and others from parallel Dimensions, Dylan finds himself immersed in a publishing venture that, with aid of his PR-savvy wife, interjections from the Internet, and a bottomless supply of scotch, nearly goes under before he receives an offer from a Chinese conglomerate that may be too good to refuse. If you’re an author, published or unpublished, or wished you were one – or someone who’s worked in publishing, or wished you could – this book is for you.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Just Off Message : A 20th Year Anthology David P. Reiter (editor), Carindale : Interactive Press , 2017 14254476 2017 anthology poetry

'From the ashes of the Penguin Australia Poetry Series, a new publishing house took wing. New and emerging creators, as well as established voices sought an independent publishing house with a global vision and an innovative approach. They found IP.

'Now, 20 years on, more than forty creators return to celebrate the survival of this maverick venture with the very best of work past, current and future. Their message to you is that independent publishing houses like IP are, and always will be, an essential part of the cultural landscape even in the face of globalisation and aspiring robots.

'Who are these daring writers whose work is Just off Message?

'You know how to find them.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Extremis i "Without Hope", David P. Reiter , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 36 no. 2 2017; (p. 54)
1 The Pyramid at the End of the World i "Every trap you walk", David P. Reiter , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 36 no. 2 2017; (p. 47)
1 The Eater of Light i "They will keep eating", David P. Reiter , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 36 no. 2 2017; (p. 39)
1 y separately published work icon Timelord Dreaming : Tweetems from Ward 8b David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2015 8360247 2015 selected work poetry

'You wake in the middle of the night with a terrible pain radiating from your lower side up to your chest. An ambulance is called, and you’re rationed ever increasing doses of morphine on your way to the hospital. In the EW, a heart attack is ruled out but the mystery intensifies. Until a CT scan reveals the truth...

“You”, in this case, was the author, who, with the kindness of a Dr Who understudy and other medical staff at the Mater Hospital, Brisbane, survived a urgent operation and had many medicated days to reflect on an often surreal experience.

'Timelord Dreaming uses “tweetems”, microtexts with Internet call-outs, to recreate one man’s journey through the parallel universes of patient and personal identity. If you’ve ever been hospitalised, you'll find much that is familiar – and not always comfortable – here. ' (Publication summary)

1 Last Planet Out i "No regrets. Some people still think of me as a renegade from a", David P. Reiter , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Stars Like Sand : Australian Speculative Poetry 2014; (p. 27)
1 y separately published work icon Tiger Takes the Big Apple David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2014 6860337 2014 single work children's fiction children's

"Tiger the Cat, Wanda the Blue Tongue, Number 12 the racing camel and Syd the dizzy crow team up with Prince, Eudora and Tark, extraterrestrials in disguise, and other species – as well as President Obama and Madonna to head off the confrontation over the skies of New York City (the Big Apple).

On their way to New York, they sign up other species to Project Earth-mend like polar bears, timber wolves, beavers, bats, and even the national emblem of the USA, the Bald Eagle.

Before the battle, the Team makes their case at United Nations for unity among all living beings, but will it be too late to defend the planet? Will we pay the ultimate price for ignoring Climate Change?" (Source: Author's website)

3 y separately published work icon Bringing Down the Wall David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Press , 2013 5994551 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Joshua misses his grandpa, but his mother has told him he's not allowed to see him. She won't explain why, but Joshua suspects it has something to do with his grandpa's new wife, Riva. One day, Joshua sets out on his own to visit his grandpa and Riva to discover the truth. He hopes he can find a way to make it up between them and his mother. But will he be able to bring down the wall guarding their secrets.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 1 y separately published work icon My Planets : A Fictional Memoir David P. Reiter , Carindale : Interactive Publications , 2011 Z1868297 2011 single work autobiography 'Imagine this. You're 50 years old. An only child, from a Jewish family. The people you thought of as your mother and father are dead. Then, in the middle of the night you get a phone call from the other side of the planet telling you they've found your mother. Alive. Your real mother. Suddenly, you become the oldest of seven across two families. All your assumptions about yourself are swept away. From Ground Zero, you begin a journey of rediscovery to reclaim your identity. But the truths you gather are relative, subjective. Like speculating on the nature of the universe from the perspective of one planet and then again from another.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 form y separately published work icon Nullarbor Song Cycle David P. Reiter , ( dir. David P. Reiter ) Carindale : Interactive Press , 2011 Z1799795 2011 single work film/TV
1 Don't Shoot the Robot i "I was under instructions:", David P. Reiter , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eye to the Telescope , August no. 2 2011;
1 Snowpath i "The boy has dreamt this:", David P. Reiter , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: KSP 25th Anniversary Anthology 2010 2010; (p. 107-108)
1 3 y separately published work icon Tiger Tames the Min Min David P. Reiter , Carindale : IP Kidz , 2010 Z1809616 2010 single work children's fiction children's Tiger the Cat heads for the Australian Outback with his friends, Wanda the Blue-tongue and the magical extraterrestrial Tark (who is disguised most of the time as a frog, but who can shape change at will into characters like Elvis Presley or Madonna) and the spaced out crow Syd to spread the word about how to save the Earth -- Source: http://www.ipoz.biz/Titles/TTMM.htm (Sighted 26/09/11).
1 Lavenjula's Script i "From the old school.", David P. Reiter , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: FourW , no. 20 2009; (p. 122-124)
1 Snapshots, Princess Alexandra i "I'm there: a midnight", David P. Reiter , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Stylus Poetry Journal , October no. 35 2009;
X