Biography of Geffrey Davis
Geffrey Davis (b. 1983) is an American poet and professor. He is the author of Revising the Storm (BOA Editions, 2014).
Revising the Storm won the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, selected by Dorianne Laux. Davis's honors also include fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Wabash Prize for Poetry. His poems have been published in literary journals and magazines, including Crazyhorse, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, Nimrod International Journal, and Sycamore Review. In 2011, Davis co-founded the journal Toe Good Poetry with Jerry Brunoe and Kevin Hockett.
Davis was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Tacoma, Washington. He earned his B.A. from Oregon State University in 2006 and received three graduate degrees—an M.A. in English (2009), an M.F.A. in Poetry (2012), and a Ph.D. in English (2014)—from The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches in The Arkansas Programs in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Geffrey Davis Poems
King County Metro
In Seattle, in 1982, my mother beholds this man boarding the bus, the one she's already turning into my father. His style (if you can
What I Mean When I Say Elijah-Man
That Sunday in Chehalis, my father testiﬁed and I watched as he wept before the pulpit, his shoulders heaving, his hands
What We Set in Motion
I. Months out from my bout, I return home after training deltoids and biceps to push
King County Metro
In Seattle, in 1982, my mother beholds this man
boarding the bus, the one she's already
turning into my father. His style (if you can
call it that): disarming disregard—a loud
Hawaiian-print shirt and knee-high tube socks
that reach up the deep tone of his legs,