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Jon Davis

Translator, Arabic
Jon Davis, Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing, is the author of six chapbooks, a limited-edition letterpress collaboration with the artist Jameson Chas Banks, and three full-length collections of poetry, Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), Scrimmage of Appetite, for which he was honored with a Lannan Literary Award in Poetry, and Dangerous Amusements, for which he received a G.E. Younger Writers Award and the Lavan Prize. He has also received two NEA Fellowships, a Lannan Residency, a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and a residency at Cill Rialaig in Ireland. He is co-translator, with the author, of Dayplaces (Tebot Bach Press) by Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan. He has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts since 1990 and served as Santa Fe Poet Laureate. (Photo credit: Poetification)