Jon Davis

Fiction Writer, Poet

4 Reno Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 424-2365

Author's Bio

Jon Davis is the author of five chapbooks and six books of poetry, including Improbable Creatures (Grid Books, 2017), Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon, 2010) and Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995). He also co-translated Dayplaces (Tebot Bach, 2015) from the Arabic with author Naseer Hassan. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including a Lannan Literary Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. He founded and directed the Low Residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He occasionally performs as the peripatetic poet Chuck Calabreze.

Publications & Prizes

Strange Attractors: Poems of Love & Mathematics (A.K. Peters, Ltd., 2008)
No Boundaries (Tupelo Press, 2005)
Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene: Visions of Passage (Arena Editions, 2002)
The Best of The Prose Poem (White Pine Press, 2002)
Poet's Choice: Poems for Everyday Life (Ecco Press, 1999)
Sixty Years of American Poetry (Harry N. Abrams, 1996)
Cape Discovery: The Fine Arts Work Center Anthology (Sheep Meadow Press, 1994)
The Last Best Place (Montana Historical Society Press, 1988)
Improbable Creatures (Off the Grid Press, 2017)
Dayplaces, by Naseer Hassan (translated by Naseer Hassan and Jon Davis) (Tebot Bach, 2015)
Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)
Local Color (Palanquin Press, 1995)
Scrimmage of Appetite (Akron University Press, 1995)
The Hawk. The Road. The Sunlight After Clouds. (Owl Creek Press, 1995)
Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987)
American Letters & Commentary
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Prizes won: 

Off the Grid Prize, 2017, Cill Rialaig Residency, 2014, Santa Fe Poet Laureate, 2013-14, Lannan Marfa Residency, 2013, Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 2005; Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, 2003; Lannan Literary Award, Lannan Foundation, 1998; Featured Poet, National Poetry Month, Borders Books, 1996; Creative Writing Fellowship, Maryland Arts Council, 1990; Richard Hugo Memorial Award, CutBank Magazine, 1988; G.E. Younger Writers Award, 1987; The Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award, The Academy of American Poets, 1987; Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1986; Creative Writing Fellowship, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, 1986-87.

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New Haven
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Orange, CT
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Last update: Dec 05, 2018