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 hold in our hands as we fly off the end of the world." We advise keeping a copy handy.
Jon Davis is the author of five poetry chapbooks and five previous full-length collections of poetry: ABOVE THE BEJEWELED CITY (Grid Books, 2021), AN AMIABLE RECEPTION FOR THE ACROBAT (Grid Books, 2019), IMPROBABLE CREATURES (Grid Books, 2017), Heteronymy: An Anthology, PRELIMINARY REPORT (Coper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite, and Dangerous Amusements. He was co-translator, with the author, of Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan's Dayplaces. 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.Author City: SANTA FE, NM USA