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Author: Jon Davis

Jon Davis is the author of AN AMIABLE RECEPTION FOR THE ACROBAT (Grid Books, 2019), IMPROBABLE CREATURES (Grid Books, 2017) DAYPLACES (Translator) (Tebot Bach, 2017), PRELIMINARY REPORT (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Heteronymy: An Anthology, Preliminary Report, Scrimmage of Appetite, and Dangerous Amusements. Davis has received a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, the Peter I.B. Lavan Prize from the Academy of American Poets, the Off the Grid Poetry Prize, and two National Endowment for the Arts' poetry fellowships. He was the city of Santa Fe's fourth Poet Laureate and taught for 23 years at the Institute of American Indian Arts before founding, in 2013, the IAIA low residency MFA in Creative Writing, which he directed until his retirement in 2018.

An Amiable Reception for the Acrobat
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An Amiable Reception for the Acrobat

Grid Books

Poetry. AN AMIABLE RECEPTION FOR THE ACROBAT, Jon Davis's sixth full-length collection of poems, is jarring and beautiful, and in both cases necessarily so. In her praise of its wisdom and irreverence, Pam Houston has described ACROBAT as "a map to ...

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Improbable Creatures
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Improbable Creatures

Grid Books

Poetry. Jon Davis's latest book of poems is bursting with signature inventiveness and the nimble lyricism that David Foster Wallace once praised as "off-the-charts terrific." Like the characters of a new alphabet, Davis's creatures form the language...

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Preliminary Report
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Preliminary Report

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. Punctuated by subversive humor, verbal theatrics, and moments of strange, luminous beauty, Davis's clear, unsentimental poems are meditations and mediations on contemporary existence and the unreliability of language, emotions, and the memor...

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