Poetry at Sangam




Jon Davis, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is the author of six chapbooks 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 Peter I.B. Lavan Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Recent projects include two limited edition chapbooks, Thelonious Sphere (Q Ave. Press, 2014) and Loving Horses (Palace Press 2014), and a limited edition art book in collaboration with the artist Jamison Chas Banks, Heteronymy: An Anthology (La Nana Creek Press, forthcoming 2015). Dayplaces, which Davis translated from the Arabic with the author, Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan, is forthcoming from Tebot Bach Press in 2015. Davis has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and is currently City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate.

Poems by Jon Davis

Letter to Rob from Bear Creek


Preliminary Report from the Committee on Appropriate Postures for the Suffering

The Bait

The Island

Western Civ

Translations by Jon Davis

Dayplaces by Naseer Hassan