Night Angler

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Pub Date: 04/30/2019

Pages: 112

Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.

Imprint: BOA Editions Ltd.

ISBN 13: 9781942683780

ISBN 10: 1942683782

Price: $17.00 / $22.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / American / African American

Night Angler

By Geffrey Davis

Price: $17.00

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

WINNER OF THE 2018 JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD

Geffrey Davis’s second collection of poems reads as an evolving love letter and meditation on what it means to raise an American family. In poems that express a deep sense of gratitude and wonder, Davis delivers a heart-strong prayer that longs for home, for safety for black lives, and for the messy success of breaking through the trauma of growing up during the crack epidemic to create a new model of fatherhood. Filled with humor and tenderness, Night Angler sings its own version of a song called grace—sung with a heavy and hopeful mix of inherited notes and discovered chords.

About the Book

A book-length love letter of poems by a young black man seeking a new model of care for his family.

Author

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. His honors include the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and fellowships from Bread Loaf, Cave Canem, and the Vermont Studio Center. His poems have been published in Crazyhorse, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Davis teaches for the University of Arkansas MFA in Creative Writing & Translation and The Rainier Writing Workshop low-res MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University. He also serves as the poetry editor of Iron Horse Literary Review.

Awards

James Laughlin Award