Todd F. Davis, Ph.D.

Professor, English and Environmental Studies
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Hawthorn Building, 208

    Todd Davis is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry—Coffin Honey, Native Species, Winterkill, In the Kingdom of the Ditch, The Least of These, Some Heaven, and Ripe—as well as of a limited-edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow. He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited the anthology Making Poems. His writing has been featured on the radio by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and by Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry. His poems have won the Midwest Book Award, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editors Prize, the Bloomsburg University Book Prize, the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Silver and Bronze Awards, and have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been published in such noted journals and magazines as American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, North American Review, Missouri Review, Gettysburg Review, Orion, West Branch, and Poetry Daily. He is a former fellow in the Black Earth Institute and teaches environmental studies, creative writing, and American literature at Penn State Altoona.

    Research Interests

    Nature Writing

    Creative Writing

    Contemporary American Literature

    Appalachian Literature


    Ph D, English, Northern Illinois University

    MA, English, Northern Illinois University

    BA, English and Education