Convocation: Todd Davis, poet

Gather for reflections from poet and professor Todd Davis for Wondering about God’s Nature focusing upon how we might see the sacred in the creation. Professor Jerry Holsopple opens the gathering with a few of his original songs.
Todd Davis is the author of six full-length collections of poetry—Native SpeciesWinterkillIn the Kingdom of the DitchThe Least of TheseSome Heaven, and Ripe—as well as a limited-edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow. He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited the anthology Making Poems. His writing has won the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze and Silver Awards, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, and has been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. His poems appear in such noted journals and magazines as Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Orion, Poetry Northwest, Sycamore Review, West Branch, and Poetry Daily. He teaches environmental studies, creative writing, and American literature at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.

Todd Davis will read from his 6th book of poetry Native Species for Writers Read in Common Grounds Coffeehouse tomorrow evening (Sept. 26) from 6:30-8 p.m.