by George J. Dance

Jordan davis

Jordan Davis in 2012. Courtesy Best American Poetry.

Jordan Davis (born 1970) is an American poet.[1]


Davis was born in New York City. He attended Columbia University, where he edited the college paper and studied under Kenneth Koch, and graduated with a B.A. in English in 1992.[1]

He was editor of the Poetry Newsletter from 1992 to 1994. He has also been an editor of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative (TLC), host and curator of the Poetry City reading series starting in 1995, and a founding editor of the literary magazine The Hat. beginning in 1999.[1]

As of January 2012, he was Poetry Editor of The Nation.[2] He also writes about poetry for The Constant Critic, and has published essays in the Times Literary Supplement and Slate.[3] For a time he also hosted a poetry talk show, The Million Poems Show.[4]



  • Upstairs (chapbook). Cambridge, UK: Barque Books, 1997.
  • Poem on a Train (long poem; chapbook). Cambridge, UK: Barque Books, 1998.
  • 3 Poems (chapbook). Portland, ME: Oasis Press, 1999.
  • Book of American Types (chapbook). [Cambridge, MA?]: Faux Press, 2000.
  • Million Poems Journal (illustrated by George Schneeman). Cambridge, MA: Faux Press, 2003.


  • Free Radicals: American poets before their first books (edited with Sandra Manguso). Honolulu, HI: Subpress, 2004.
  • The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch (co-editor). New York: Knopf, 2005.[1]

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat..[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Jordan Davis,", Academy of American Poets. Web, Jan. 5, 2012.
  2. "Poetry Submission Guidelines," The Nation,, Web, Jan. 5, 2012.
  3. "Jordan Davis," Poetry Foundation. Web, Jan. 5, 2012.
  4. "About," [, Web, Jan. 5, 2012.
  5. Search results = au:Jordan Davis, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Sep. 13, 2015.

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