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Author Geffrey Davis to give reading

The Department of English will host a reading by author Geffrey Davis on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Downtown Campus Library's Milano Reading Room. Geffrey Davis
Geffrey Davis is the author of two full collections of poetry: "Night Angler" (BOA Editions, 2019) and "Revising the Storm" (BOA Editions, 2014), winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. He is also the author of the chapbook "Begotten" (URB Books, 2016), coauthored with F. Douglas Brown. His honors also include the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, an Academy of American Poets Prize and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem and the Vermont Studio Center. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Mississippi Review, New England Review, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, PBS NewsHour, Ploughshares and elsewhere. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Davis teaches for the University of Arkansas’s MFA in Creative Writing and Translation Program and for The Rainier Writing Workshop's low-residency MFA program. He also serves as poetry editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.

The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow.