Presentation Time – 3:00 PM to 3:25 PM
From the Daddy Notebooks: A Poetry Reading with Geffrey Davis
Geffrey Davis will share work from his award-winning second collection of poetry, which reads as an evolving love letter and meditation on what it means to raise an American family. Filled with humor and tenderness, Night Angler sings its own version of a song called grace―sung with a heavy and hopeful mix of inherited notes and discovered chords. A brief Q&A and book signing will follow this public reading.
About Geffrey Davis
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. 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. His work has been published in Crazyhorse , Mississippi Review, New England Review, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Nimrod, PBS NewsHour, Ploughshares, 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.
Author photo credit: Andrew Kilgore