We are pleased to announce that Geffrey Davis has been nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize by Sycamore Review for his poem "What I Mean When I Say Elijah-Man." The poem comes from Davis' forthcoming collection Revising the Storm (April 2014), winner of the 12th annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. This debut collection burrows under the surface of gender, addiction, recovery, clumsy love, bitterness, and faith. The tones explored—tender, comic, wry, tragic—interrogate male subjectivity and privilege, as they examine their "embarrassed desires" for familial connection, sexual love, compassion, and repair. Revising the Storm speaks to the sons and daughters affected by the drug/crack epidemic of the '80s, and addresses issues of masculinity and its importance in family. Dorianne Laux, who selected the collection for the Poulin Prize, says, "Revising the Storm is one of the best first books I've read in a good while. Its subjects—childhood, an absentee father, marriage, divorce, re-marriage, birth—are not new, but the approach is fresh, the language lyrical, and the poems well-tuned and masterfully wrought. Geffrey Davis is spellbinding. Like a fine artist, he knows how to bring even the smallest heartbreaking detail to light." Be one of the first to get your hands on Revising the Storm—Pre-order your copy today! We'll ship the book to you as soon as we receive it, ahead of the publication date. Order by December 16 and get FREE SHIPPING! Simply enter code BOAHOLIDAY in the discount code box at checkout, and select the “free shipping” option. Happy holidays!
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