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Preliminary Report
     

Preliminary Report

by Jon Davis
 

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“Davis is as good as DeLillo at playing off our internal hunger for meaning against surface senselessness. And Davis catches the surface brilliantly.”—American Book Review

Punctuated by subversive humor, verbal theatrics, and moments of strange, luminous beauty, Davis’ clear, unsentimental poems are meditations and mediations on

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“Davis is as good as DeLillo at playing off our internal hunger for meaning against surface senselessness. And Davis catches the surface brilliantly.”—American Book Review

Punctuated by subversive humor, verbal theatrics, and moments of strange, luminous beauty, Davis’ clear, unsentimental poems are meditations and mediations on contemporary existence and the unreliability of language, emotions, and the memory to gather it all in.

Jon Davis, author of five collections of poetry, earned his MFA from the University of Montana. He has received a Lannan Literary Award and currently teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556593154
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Davis received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Montana, where he was editor of CutBank. He has published five collections of poetry, including Scrimmage of Appetite, for which he was awarded a Lannan Literary Award. Since 1990 he has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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