Olena Kalytiak Davis
Davis is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, The Poem She Didn't Write And Other Poems (2014,Copper Canyon Press) which was a 2014 Lannan Literary Selection. Her first book, And Her Soul Out Of Nothing, won the Brittingham Prize (University of Wisconsin Press). Her second book, the cult classic shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities (2003, Tin House Books) was recently republished by Copper Canyon Press (2014)
Her poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including AGNI, New England Review, Tin House, Poetry Northwest, Michigan Quarterly Review, Field, Indiana Review, Post Road Magazine and in anthologies including Best American Poetry 1995 and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (Sarabande Books).
Davis is a first-generation Ukrainian-American, and she grew up in Detroit. She was educated at Wayne State University, University of Michigan Law School, and Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also a contributing editor at The Alaska Quarterly Review. She has lived in San Francisco, Prague, Lviv, Paris, Chicago, and the Yup'ik community of Bethel, Alaska, and currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she works as a lawyer.
- 1997 And Her Soul Out of Nothing (winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, published by the University of Wisconsin Press)
- 2003 Shattered Sonnets, Love Cards, and Other Off-And-Back Handed Importunities (poetry) Portland, OR:Tin House Books. ISBN 1-58234-352-7
- 2009 On the Kitchen Table from Which Everything Has Been Hastily Removed. Published by Hollyridge Press. ISBN 978-0-9799588-8-5
- 2014 The Poem She Didn't Write And Other Poems, Published by Copper Canyon Press. ISBN 978-1-55659-459-5
- 2014 shattered sonnets love cards and other back handed importunities, Republished by Copper Canyon Press. ISBN 978-1-55659-440-3
- Michigan Poetry - Michigan Poets Past and Present: Olena Kalytiak Davis
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation > Fellows Finder > Olena Kalytiak Davis
- The Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Awards > Past Recipients
- AGNI Online > A Small Number By Olena Kalytiak Davis
- Sarabande Books > Catalog > Legitimate Dangers
- University of Wisconsin Press > Author Page > Olena Kalytiak Davis