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Carol Ann Davis, Author of Psalm and Atlas Hour


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Carol Ann Davis
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Biography

Carol Ann Davis’s first collection Psalm appeared from Tupelo Press in 2007, the same year she was awarded a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Recent work has appeared in Volt, Agni, and The Threepenny Review. She directs the undergraduate creative writing program at The College of Charleston in South Carolina and serves as co-editor of the journal Crazyhorse.

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At the time I was working on the poems, my children were in the early stages of talking, and so they often spoke in phrases rather than in complete sentences; when I spoke to them, I would do the same, and much of our communication was extremely direct. I became drawn to the succinct and very clear way in which I was able to communicate with them, and when I addressed them in poems I found myself relying on this phrase-built intimacy, this language so direct that punctuation didn’t seem to come into it.
— Interview with Carol Ann Davis at YRTEOP: Poetry Turned Around
“Every hour contains the richness of the world, both beauty and the hard edge of suffering,” says Davis. “Nothing is so limiting you can’t have a rich spiritual and intellectual life wherever you are.”
— Carol Ann Davis and Atlas Hour profiled at the College of Charleston
Carol Ann Davis's webpage at the College of Charleston website.
Reviews of Carol Ann Davis's Psalm
Reviews of Carol Ann Davis's Atlas Hour