Geffrey Davis

Arkansas, United States

Member Since: 09/22/2012

Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm (BOA Editions), winner of the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. His awards also include the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, nominations for the Pushcart, and fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and Penn State's Institute for the Arts and Humanities. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arkansas.

Davis considers the South Puget Sound "home" -- though he's been raised by much more of the Pacific Northwest. He holds degrees from Oregon State University and Penn State University. Recent work has appeared in Crazyhorse, Green Mountains Review, Hayden's Ferry ReviewThe Los Angeles Review, The Massachusetts ReviewMississippi ReviewNimrod[PANK], Sycamore Review, and elsewhere. Part of his work as a literary citizen involves promoting the poetry of others. To this end, he cofounded and coedits the online journal Toe Good Poetry.




Twitter Username: @GeffreyDavis


  • Revising the Storm , BOA Editions, Ltd. (2014)


  • Anne Halley Poetry Prize (2013)
  • A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize (2013)
  • Dogwood First Prize in Poetry (2013)
  • Wabash Prize for Poetry (2012)
  • Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize (2012)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Oregon State University (2006)
  • Master of Arts in English from Penn State University (2009)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Penn State University (2012)
  • Doctoral Degree in English from Penn State University (August 2014)

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