In the travel blog, "My Black Journey," National Railroad Passenger Corporation AMTRAK named Revising the Storm one of five "sizzling books you must slip into your travel bag this summer." Poet Geffrey Davis discusses his new A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize-winning book on the blog, as well as his favorite books, his start in writing, and his self-titled role as a "literary citizen." According to AMTRAK blogger Shydell James, Revising the Storm "gives voice to the realities of distance, time, space. This work challenges you to reevaluate your relationships to people, events and your personal version of stories as a way to reconnect to other people and give voice to a wider emotional truth." In the interview, Davis offers readers new perspectives on the poems, highlighting the purposefulness and urgency driving them. Here's an excerpt from the interview: AMTRAK: Your book as been described as urgent. Why do you think that is? DAVIS: These felt like poems I had to write. As I started making my own family, there's a different kind of urgency with trying to repair and recover that idea of fatherhood, as I became a father myself. One of the last poems has to do with the birth of my own son. AMTRAK: You refer to yourself as a literary citizen. What is that? DAVIS: A literary citizen as opposed to just a writer is somebody who reads and promotes the work of others. One of the benefits of being a literary citizen is to get out of your own head and read amazing work that's being produced by talented writers and provide a platform for them. Click here to read the full interview. Visit us at the BOA Bookstore to purchase your copy of Revising the Storm.
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