Todd Davis


Penn State Altoona 3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601

Author's Bio

Todd Davis is the author of six full-length collections of poetry—Native Species; Winterkill; In the Kingdom of the Ditch; The Least of These; Some Heaven; and Ripe—as well as of a limited-edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow. He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited the anthology Making Poems. His writing has won the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze and Silver Awards, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, and has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. His poems appear in such noted journals and magazines as Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Orion, Poetry Northwest, Sycamore Review, West Branch, and Poetry Daily.  He teaches environmental studies, creative writing, and American literature at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.

Publications & Prizes

Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010)
The Least of These: Poems (Michigan State University Press, 2010)
Some Heaven: Poems (Michigan State University Press, 2007)
Ripe: Poems (Bottom Dog Press, 2002)

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Elkhart, IN
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Last update: May 06, 2019