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James Davis is the author of Club Q (The Waywiser Press, 2020), which won the 15th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, selected by Edward Hirsch. His poems have been anthologized in two installments of Best New Poets (2011 and 2019), as well as numerous magazines and journals, including Copper Nickel, American Literary Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review, 32 Poems, Cream City Review, and The Gettysburg Review. He holds a Bachelor's in French from the University of Houston and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida. The Mastheads awarded him a writer's residency in 2019, and the Lighthouse Writer's Workshop included him in the Poetry Collective from 2018 to 2019. He is a Voertman-Ardoin Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he is pursuing a PhD in creative writing. He also reads submissions for Narrative as an Associate Poetry Editor and serves as Editor in Chief of American Literary Review. He lives in Denton, Texas.

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