Davis McCombs’s first book, Ultima Thule, was chosen by W. S. Merwin as the winner of the 1999 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Called “the finest Yale Poets selection in years” by Publishers Weekly, it was named one of five finalists for a in poetry.Dismal Rock
His second book, (Tupelo 2007), was chosen by Linda Gregerson as the winner of the Dorset Prize.
He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, a Henry Hoyns Fellowship from the University of Virginia, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. His poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Pleiades, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry 1996, Best American Poetry 2008, Virginia Quarterly Review and many other places. An interview with Davis McCombs appeared in ULM’s biannual journal turnrow, Vol 6.1.
He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arkansas.
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