Geffrey Davis


333 Kimpel Hall Department of English
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Author's Bio

Geffrey Davis is the author of Night Angler (BOA Editions), winner of the 2018 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Revising the Storm (BOA Editions), winner of the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. He also coauthored the chapbook Begotten (URB Books, 2016) with poet F. Douglas Brown. His work has been published in Crazyhorse, Mississippi Review, New England Review, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nimrod, PBS NewsHour, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Davis teaches at the University of Arkansas and with The Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program. He also serves as poetry editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

Publications & Prizes

Night Angler (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2019)
Revising the Storm (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2014)
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Named a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Davis has received the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, and the Wabash Prize for Poetry, as well as fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Whiting Foundation.

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Seattle, WA
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Tacoma, WA
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Last update: Feb 24, 2019