Geffrey Davis

Arkansas, United States

Member Since: 09/22/2012

Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm ​(BOA Editions 2014), winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist, and of Night Angler (BOA Editions 2019). A recipient of the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, and fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center, his work is forthcoming or has been published by The Academy of American Poets, ​The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, ​The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. Davis teaches at the University of Arkansas and in The Rainier Writing Workshop low-res MFA program, and he serves as poetry editor of Iron Horse Literary Review.




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)


  • Professor at University of Arkansas (August 2014 - )


  • 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)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry