Jon Davis’s poetry was called “off the charts terrific” by the late novelist Davis Foster Wallace. He is the author of nine collections of poetry, including, most recently, Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010) and a limited edition art book in collaboration with the artist Jamison Chas Banks, Heteronymy: An Anthology (La Nana Creek Press, 2015). He has been honored with a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, the Peter I.B. Lavan Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and two NEA fellowships. A new collection of poems, Signal & Noise, is nearly complete. Dayplaces, which Davis translated from the Arabic with the author, Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan, is forthcoming from Tebot Bach Press in 2016. Davis’s often very short stories have appeared in Denver Quarterly, The Stockholm Review, Monkeybicycle, Flash, Versal, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, A-Minor, failbetter, and the anthologies Flash Fiction Funny and Funny Bone: Flashing for Comic Relief. Davis directs the MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 26 years.
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