Todd Davis

Pennsylvania, United States


 

Todd Davis is the author of four full-length collections of poetry—In the Kingdom of the Ditch, The Least of These, Some Heaven, and Ripe—as well as of a limited edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems.  He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited Making Poems:  40 Poems with Commentary by the Poets.  His poetry has been featured on the radio by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and by Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry.  His poems have won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize, and have appeared in such journals and magazines as Poetry Daily, Iowa Review, The American Poetry Review, The North American Review, Indiana Review, Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, Image, Ecotone, Orion, West Branch, River Styx, Quarterly West, Green Mountains Review, Sou’wester, and Poetry East.  He teaches creative writing, American literature, and environmental studies at Penn State University’s Altoona College.

Website: http://www.personal.psu.edu/tfd3/


Publications

  • In the Kingdom of the Ditch: Poems , Michigan State University Press (June 1, 2013)
  • The Least of These: Poems , Michigan State University Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Some Heaven: Poems , Michigan State University Press (March 1, 2007)
  • Ripe: Poems , Bottom Dog Press (September 1, 2002)
  • Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball , Michigan State University Press (February 1, 2012)
  • Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets , State University of New York Press (February 1, 2010)

Awards

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize(2007)
  • Grace D. Long Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching(2008)
  • Penn State Altoona Outstanding Achievement in Research & Creative Activity Award(2010)

Employment

  • Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Penn State University's Altoona College (August 2003 - )

Degrees

  • Doctoral Degree in American Literature from Northern Illinois University (August 1995)
  • Master of Arts in American Literature from Northern Illinois University (May 1991)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry