Davidson Garrett

14 East 28th St. # 1013
New York, NY 10016

Author's Bio

Davidson Garrett is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He trained for the theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from The City College of New York with an M.S. in Education. A member of Screen Actor's Guild/AFTRA and Actors' Equity, he has worked in theater, film and television since 1973. His poetry, fiction and articles have been published in The New York Times, The Episcopal New Yorker, Xavier Review (New Orleans), Sensations Magazine, Third Wednesday, Marco Polo Arts Mag, Big City Lit, the website of The Beat Museum in San Francisco and in Podium, the online literary journal of the 92nd Street Y. Davidson is the author of the poetry collection: "King Lear of the Taxi" published by Advent Purple Press. Poetry from that collection was featured in the short film "Taxi Driver" by Flashgun Films of Great Britain, which was screened at London's Portabello Film Festival in 2008. In 2011, Davidson was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and in May 2013, he was invited to read at Joe's Pub in New York City as part of the Taxi Drivers' Workshop for the PEN World Voices Festival. His chapbook, "To Tell The Truth I Wanted To Be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems" was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press. In 2014, Davidson was awarded 1st Prize from the 2nd Annual Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Award sponsored by Amulet Poetry Magazine. In 2015, Advent Purple Press published his latest chapbook, "Southern Low Protestant Departure: A Funeral Poem." In 2016, excerpts from the funeral poems were published in the literary journal, 2 Bridges Review, from the City University of New York. In 2017, Advent Purple Press published Davidson's newest chapbook, "What Happened to The Man Who Taught Me Beowulf and Other Poems." All of his books are available on amazon. Davidson has been a New York City taxi driver for over 35 years to help subsidize his art.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies: 
Beyond The Rift: Poets of the Pallisades
(Poet's Press, 2010)
, From Somewhere To Nowhere: The End of the American Dream
(Autonomedia, 2017)
, From Somewhere To Nowhere: The End of The American Dream
(Autonomedia, 2017)
, Pears, Prose and Poetry
(Eggplant Press, 2011)
Journals: 
2 Bridges Review, Big City Lit, Marco Polo Arts Mag, Sensations Magazine, The New York Times, Stillwater Review, Third Wednesday, Xavier Review
Chapbooks: 
To Tell The Truth I Wanted To Be Kitty Carlisle and Other Poems
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
Finalist 2000 Gival Press Chapbook Competition, Honorable Mention from Foundation For Creative Expression, San Francisco, December, 2007, Poet of the Month Contest, 2014, 1st Place Winner of the 2nd Annual Juanita Torrence-Thompson International Poetry Award by Amulet Poetry Magazine of San Francisco.

More Information

Listed as: 
Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Caucasian
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Shreveport
Raised in: 
Shreveport, LA
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Last updated: Nov 13, 2018