The Beat: Todd Davis

Knox Pods

Apr 29 2024 • 8 mins

Todd Davis is the author of seven books of poetry. His most recent collections are Coffin Honey and Native Species. His book Ditch Memory: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming from Michigan State University Press in August of 2024. He has won the Midwest Book Award, the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Bronze and Silver Awards, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, and the Bloomsburg University Book Prize. His poems appear in such journals and magazines as Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Orion, Southern Humanities Review, and Western Humanities Review. He is an emeritus fellow of the Black Earth Institute and teaches environmental studies at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.


Read "For a Stray Dog near the Paper Mill in Tyrone, Pennsylvania" in 32 Poems

Read "Burn Barrel" at Broadsided

Ditch Memory: New and Selected Poems, forthcoming in August 2024

"A Nature Poet Grapples with Life at the Edge of the Climate Crisis," an interview in Allegheny Front

Todd Davis' website

Bio and Poems at the Poetry Foundation

Two poems in North American Review

Three poems at

"Salvelinus fontinalis," a video poem

Podcast archive for Notes from the Allegheny Front