David Windsor Stuart Ferguson was born in San Francisco, California, on 1st March 1934. He is a poet, a playwright, a composer and an environmental activist. He was the editor of Box749, a literary and music magazine issued in New York from 1972 to 1982.
His play and The Widow’s House was performed by the Hamm and Cloves Company on off-Broadway in 1974 and a review in The Village Voice said that it was “like a Chinese print come to life.”
The Mind Conscripted, a selection of poems by David Ferguson, a Selection of Poems by David Ferguson, was published in New York by the Printable Society in 1994 (ISBN 0-937035-12-2).
In 1967 an anti-Vietnam war poem titled “Norman Morrison” appeared in the anthology Where is Vietnam? (New York, Doubleday), and the New York Times Book Review stressed the quality existing in particularly three of the authors: Robert Lowell, James Dickey, and David Ferguson.
As a composer, David Ferguson wrote a string quartet that was used by the Harkness Ballet for a pas-de-deux in the mid-1980s. It was favorably reviewed in the New York Times.
He also works to protect the watersheds of New York City as the vice-president of Community Watersheds Clean Water Coallition Inc. (CWCWC) and has also fought for affordable housing in this city.