The River Always Wins

is designed to inspire people to come together to create positive, lasting social change.

About the Author

David Marquis is a writer and activist who lives in Dallas, Texas. Throughout his career he has worked to create lasting, positive social change in the environment, education, and human rights. Raised in West Texas during the drought of the 1950’s, he has an abiding interest in water and conservation issues.

Coming from a family of storytellers, he has written and performed multiple one-person stage shows, including I AM A TEACHER, which toured for almost 20 years.

He dedicates his environmental work and advocacy to his three grandchildren, that he might leave the world a better place for them and for future generations.

"I've taken some solace in a little book my sister-in-law sent me called "The River Always Wins," by conservationist David Marquis. I'm usually allergic to to modern works of inspiration, but there's something calming about Marquis's aphorisms on the persistent, irresistible force of water.

Ron Charles, The Washington Post

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Synopsis of The River Always Wins

From the headwaters to the Greater Water, The River Always Wins explores the narrative of drops that come together, gather their power, and chisel away the rock to create the course of their lives and our society. Through flood and drought, the river finds a way to something greater than itself.

A profound and moving lyric essay, The River Always Wins offers up a metaphor for hope in troubled times. Using the musicality of refrains and short chapters, this prose poem creates a rhythmic understanding of the power of water to both challenge and heal.

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The River Always Wins
is designed to inspire people to come together to create positive, lasting social change.

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