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Geffrey Davis wins 2013 Anne Halley Poetry Prize

RevisingTheStorm_Bookstore Geffrey Davis is winner of the 2013 Anne Halley Poetry Prize from The Massachusetts Review for his poem “What I Mean When I Say Farmhouse.” The poem comes from his forthcoming collection Revising the Storm (BOA, April 2014). This debut collection by a Cave Canem fellow 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. The $500 prize and invitation to give a spring Halley Prize Reading in Amherst is co-sponsored by the English Department at the University of Massachusetts, and is awarded for the best poem to appear in the preceding year of MR. The judges for 2013 were Ellen Dore Watson, Deborah Gorlin, Professor Emerita Lee Edwards. Congratulations, Geffrey! Be one of the first to get your hands on Revising the StormPre-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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