Recipe for Geffrey Davis' writing style
In an interview with Late Night Library's Melanie Figueroa, Geffrey Davis describes his new book Revising the Storm as "a search for language to survive and reclaim difficult loves." Featured on LNL's The Rookie Report as a new writer in the spotlight, Davis explains the "recipe" of his writing style: "1½ oz Image, ¼ oz Questions, ¼ oz Time. (Add more parts Time and/or Questions and/or Image to taste.) Shake well inside a form. Add 2-3 gazillion dashes of revision. Strain with title, garnish with good ear, and serve. (Retreat rethink reread remeasure retry.)" The result in Revising the Storm, Davis suggests, is a combination of Stanley Plumly's Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me and Li-Young Lee's Rose. This combination lends itself to the exploration of language on which Davis focuses his collection. Click here to read the full LNL interview with Geffrey Davis. Revising the Storm is in stock now at the BOA Bookstore.
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