Jon Davis (poet)

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Jon Davis is an American poet.

He was born in New Haven, Connecticut and received a B.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, where he was editor of the literary journal, CutBank. He has served as Writing Program Coordinator for The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, edited the literary journals Shankpainter and Countermeasures: A Magazine of Poetry & Ideas, and taught at the University of Montana, College of Santa Fe (now Santa Fe University of Art and Design), and Salisbury State University. He is currently a professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.[1]

Jon Davis is the author of three chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including a Lannan Literary Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets.[2]

He wrote the screenplay for the short film The Burden Carriers, which was screened at ImagineNative Film Festival in Toronto and at the Santa Fe Film Festival, and for The Hand Drum, a National Geographic All Roads Festival selection.[3]


  • Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)
  • Local Color (Palanquin Press, 1995),
  • Scrimmage of Appetite (Akron University Press, 1995),
  • The Hawk. The Road. The Sunlight After Clouds (Owl Creek Press, 1995)
  • Dangerous Amusements (Ontario Review Press, 1987)


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