Geffrey Davis is the author of two full-length collections: Night Angler (BOA Editions, 2019), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Revising the Storm (BOA Editions, 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. He also cowrote the chapbook Begotten (URB Books, 2016) with LA-based poet and friend F. Douglas Brown. His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, New England Review, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, PBS NewsHour, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.
Named a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, Davis has received the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Porter Fund Literary Prize, 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 for his involvement with The Prison Story Project, which strives to empower incarcerated women and men in Arkansas to tell their own stories through writing.
Raised by the Pacific Northwest, Davis currently lives with his family in the Ozarks. He teaches with the Program in Creative Writing & Translation at the University of Arkansas and with The Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran's low-residency MFA program. Davis also serves as Poetry Editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.
Moria: "'What He Means': An Interview with Geffrey Davis." With Tommy Klein. 2020.
"The Write Question" (KUFM - Montana Public Radio/NPR). With Sarah Aronson. 2020.
Aperçus Literary Magazine: "Lessons in Repair and Recovery." With L.I. Henley and Jonathan Maule. 2020.
PEN America: "PEN Ten Interview." With Natalie Derosiers. 2019.
Contemporary Black Canvas. With Dr. Pia Deas. 2019.
Ozarks at Large (KUAF 91.3 FM/NPR). With Kyle Kellams. 2019.
Poets & Writers: "Ten Questions for Geffrey Davis." 2019.
The Poet Salon: "Geffrey Davis + Bourbon in a Small Gold Glass." With Gabrielle Bates, Dujie Tahat, Luther Hughes. 2019.
KUAF Arts Beat: 'The Fidelity of Water' with Poet Geffrey Davis. With Sumner Coy and Katy Henriksen. 2019.
Open Mouth. With Molly Bess Rector and J. Bailey Hutchinson (and Hanif Abdurraqib and Eloisa Amezcua). 2018.
Soundings. With Lisa Morin Carcia. 2018.
Motionpoems. With Carrie Ann Golden. 2017.
Literary Mama. With Camille-Yvette Welsch. 2017.
PBS NewsHour. With Elizabeth Flock (and F. Douglas Brown). 2017.
The Massachusetts Review. With Amal Zaman. 2017.
Arkansas Times ("Visionary Arkansans"). With Zoë Rom. 2016.
PEN Center USA. With Rachelle Yousuf. 2016.
On the Margin (WPFW 89.3 FM). With Giovanni Russonello. 2015.
Connotation Press. With John Hoppenthaler. 2014.
Ozarks at Large (KUAF 91.3/NPR). With Kyle Kellams. 2014.
Poem-of-the-Week.org. With Anna Knowles and Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum. 2014.
Late Night Library: "The Rookie Report." Curated by Melanie Figueroa. 2014.
Radar. With Dara-Lyn Shrager. 2014.