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James Davis is the author of Club Q (The Waywiser Press, 2020), which Edward Hisrch selected for the 15th annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. Davis's poems have been anthologized in two installments of Best New Poets (2011, selected by D. A. Powell; and 2019, selected by Cate Marvin), 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, an MFA in creative writing from the University of Florida, and a PhD in creative writing from the University of North Texas. 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 reads submissions for Narrative as an Associate Poetry Editor and served as Editor in Chief of American Literary Review from 2023 to 2024. He lives in Denton, Texas.

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