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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 Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets. His poetry has appeared in Ted Kooser's syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry and his poems have won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, the Chautauqua Editor's Prize, the Midwest Book Award, the ForeWord INDIES Book of the Year Bronze and Silver Awards, and the Bloomsburg University Book Prize. He teaches creative writing, American literature, and environmental studies at Pennsylvania State University’s Altoona College.
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This Week's Prompt:
A woman walks down a dirt road late at night.
Next Week’s Prompt:
An aphorism is a concise statement that contains a bit of wisdom or wit about life, such as “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” or “Honesty is the best policy.” Write a poem that is either based on an aphorism or contains one or more aphorisms.
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